JDBC-ODBC - Creating DSN for Flat Test File

This section describes how to create a DSN that connected to a flat text file.

Every Windows system has an ODBC driver, ODBCJT32.DLL, for flat text files. I want to see how JDBC-ODBC Bridge can work with this ODBC driver to access flat text files. The first thing I did was to create a DSN (Data Source Name) representing an ODBC connection to a flat text file.

0. On my Windows 7 system, create a subdirectory: C:\local\ODBC_Flat_DB.

1. Run Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Data Sources (ODBC).

2. Click the System DSN tab. Then click the Add button.

3. From the ODBC driver list, select Microsoft Text Driver (*.txt, *.csv), ODBCJT32.DLL, and click the Finish button.

4. Now fill in the DSN header information as below:

Name: HY_FLAT
Description: DSN for a flat file
Select Directory: C:\local\ODBC_Flat_DB

5. Click OK. My DSN "HY_FLAT" is ready now.

Note that this DSN, HY_FLAT, represents all flat text files in the specified directory, C:\local\ODBC_Flat_DB.

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) Introduction

 JDK (Java SE) Installation

 Installing and Running Java DB - Derby

 Derby (Java DB) JDBC Driver

 Derby (Java DB) JDBC DataSource Objects

 Java DB (Derby) - DML Statements

 Java DB (Derby) - ResultSet Objects of Queries

 Java DB (Derby) - PreparedStatement

 MySQL Installation on Windows

 MySQL JDBC Driver (MySQL Connector/J)

 MySQL - PreparedStatement

 MySQL - Reference Implementation of JdbcRowSet

 MySQL - JBDC CallableStatement

 MySQL CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 MySQL BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 Oracle Express Edition Installation on Windows

 Oracle JDBC Drivers

 Oracle - Reference Implementation of JdbcRowSet

 Oracle - PreparedStatement

 Oracle - JBDC CallableStatement

 Oracle CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 Oracle BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

 Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server - sqljdbc42.jar

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - Query Statements and Result Sets

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DatabaseMetaData Object

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DDL Statements

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DML Statements

 SQL Server - PreparedStatement

 SQL Server CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 SQL Server BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver

JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - Flat Text Files

JDBC-ODBC - Creating DSN for Flat Test File

 JDBC-ODBC - Connecting to Flat Text Files

 JDBC-ODBC - Getting Flat File Driver Info

 JDBC-ODBC - CREATE TABLE in Flat Text Files

 JDBC-ODBC - Listing Tables with meta.GetTables()

 JDBC-ODBC - Tab Delimited Flat File Data

 JDBC-ODBC - ODBC Configuration for Flat Files

 JDBC-ODBC - Executing Queries on Flat Files

 JDBC-ODBC - Missing Flat Data Files

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS Access

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS SQL Server

 Summary of JDBC Drivers and Database Servers

 Additional Tutorial Notes to Be Added

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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