RDBPROD: What is a Data Source and How Do I Create One?
(Doc ID 65133.1)
Last updated on AUGUST 21, 2018
Applies to:Oracle ODBC Driver for Rdb - Version 2.10.17 and later
ODBC provides a level of indirection between the ODBC application and the database implementation. This is done through something called a Data Source. The ODBC application doesn't know anything about the server node, the network transport, etc. It knows only that it's source of data will be referenced by a particular name. That particular name is called the data source.
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