AcuODBC User's Guide
Version 6.0

1.3 What Is ODBC?

Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is a library of standardized data access functions. It's intended to give programmers a way to access and manipulate data in dissimilar data sources.

With traditional call-level interfaces (CLI), application designers are required to learn the Application Programming Interface (API) for each application. If they want to extend an application to support an additional data source, they must write a completely new access module.

ODBC was designed expressly to give applications access to any ODBC-compliant data source. It offers a standard API that can provide communication between an application residing on a Windows PC and a data source residing on the same PC or on another server computer.

AcuODBC is the ODBC driver for ACUCOBOL-GT's data files. AcuODBC gives ODBC-enabled Windows applications (like those in Microsoft Office 2000) access to both Acucorp Vision indexed data files and relative data files.

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