Projects / unixODBC


The unixODBC project provides Unix applications with the same ODBC 3.51 API and facilities available under Windows. It provides a Driver Manager that supports the full ODBC API and performs the ODBC 3 to ODBC 2 translations with UNICODE to ANSI conversion. It also includes a set of graphical utilities that allow users to specify connections to DBMSes to be used by applications, a collection of ODBC drivers including a simple text based driver, an NNTP driver, a Postgres driver and others, and a selection of templates and libraries that to aid in the construction of ODBC drivers. It works with MySQL, Postgres, StarOffice/OpenOffice, Applixware, iHTML, PHP, Perl DBD::ODBC, and many other applications and drivers. Connection pooling is also provided to increase performance with applications such as PHP.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  20 Apr 2010 10:40

    Release Notes: The minor version number was increased to match the change in 64 bit SQLLEN default. Assorted other bugs were fixed. The code now has the GUI and driver parts split out into separate projects.

    •  18 Nov 2008 14:52

      Release Notes: Many bugs were fixed, but the most important change is to switch the default way the driver manager builds on 64-bit platforms with sizeof(SQLLEN) equal to 8.

      •  22 Mar 2008 13:08

        Release Notes: Numerous major bugfixes.

        •  17 Oct 2005 15:35

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

          •  24 Jun 2004 17:42

            Release Notes: Assorted changes and fixes, 64-bit cleanup, and the ability to use the system if found.

            Recent comments

            30 Mar 2012 07:01 unix001

            Really good software under Windows

            13 Feb 2002 13:29 lurcher

            Re: configure without X?
            "can i configure unixODBC to work without X? i dont have X installed on the"


            yes, just configure with --enable-gui=no


            06 Feb 2002 06:43 akr0

            configure without X?
            can i configure unixODBC to work without X? i dont have X installed on the computer but i need odbc connectivity to connect from php4 to sqlserver2000.

            the configure script keeps on failing at the "configuring X" section

            12 Sep 1999 11:03 whitemice

            Awesome Work!!!!
            I installed this, not expecting it to work, but installation was clean, and there was a very nice GUI tool for configuration. And WHAM my PostgreSQL database was available to StarOffice, where I can build reports, execute queries, and create table, all in a beautiful and very intelligent graphical environment. Kudoo's to these guys, this works smoother than several commercial products I have tried. Now I just need an Informix driver. :)


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