AcuODBC User's Guide
Version 6.0

1.5 Using AcuODBC

Using AcuODBC is a straightforward process. Follow these steps:

  1. Install the software (see the Quick Start card).
  2. Compile a program that creates your data files. Use the "-Fx" or "-Fa" compile-time option to create a data dictionary file (XFD) used by AcuODBC. Include directives in your code to structure your tables as appropriate. See Chapter 6 for information on compiling and directives.
  3. Run the program that creates your data files. Chapter 6 provides an example of the commands used in the Windows environment to create the sample data files refered to in this manual.
  4. Specify your DSN using the AcuODBC Configuration property sheet. See Chapter 3 for details.
  5. Run your ODBC-enabled application. Chapter 4 demonstrates three common Windows applications and Chapter 5 provides syntax for some common SQL operations.

If you are using AcuODBC Server, see Chapter 8 for information on the AcuODBC Server environment and Chapter 9 for additional information on specifying DSNs.

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