JDBC-ODBC - ODBC Configuration for Flat Files

This section describes how to setup the ODBC configuration including column definitions for flat text files.

In order for the ODBC driver to work with your flat data files, I need to review and revise the ODBC configuration for my DSN, HY_FLAT. Here is what I did:

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

2. Click the System DSN tab, select HY_FLAT, Microsoft Text Driver (*.txt; *.csv), and click the Configure button.

3. Click the Options button on the ODBC Text Setup window, then click the "Define Format" button. The Define Text Format window comes up.

4. Select "user.txt" from the Tables section, and change the following settings:

Column Name Header: checked
Format: Tab Delimited
Rows to Scan: 25

5. Repeat the same settings for "address.txt", see the picture below:

ODBC Flat File Settings

6. Click OK to close all windows. Now my database with flat files is ready through the ODBC driver.

Notice that the ODBC driver actually stores the table file definitions in a file called schema.ini in the same directory as the flat files.

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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