Open Database Connectivity (ODBC): Open database connectivity is an Application Programming Interface (API) used to access the Database Management System (DBMS). It has the ability of accessing the relational data sources using Structured Query Language (SQL) on any application platform. Data Source Name (DSN): The data source name is used for describing the data source. It is used to describe the structure of the current data source. It includes attributes like Name of the data source Location of the data source ID and password related to data access Information about the database driver It includes four different types namely, Machine DSNs, File DSNs, System DSNs and User DSNs.

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Open Database Connectivity (ODBC):

  • Open database connectivity is an Application Programming Interface (API) used to access the Database Management System (DBMS).
  • It has the ability of accessing the relational data sources using Structured Query Language (SQL) on any application platform.

Data Source Name (DSN):

  • The data source name is used for describing the data source.
  • It is used to describe the structure of the current data source.
  • It includes attributes like
    • Name of the data source
    • Location of the data source
    • ID and password related to data access
    • Information about the database driver
  • It includes four different types namely, Machine DSNs, File DSNs, System DSNs and User DSNs.

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