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What Is Generic ODBC?

OpenLink's ODBC Lite and Generic ODBC drivers perform a special function. These drivers enable users to establish ODBC connections to databases, for which OpenLink does not provide an agent. To proceed, users must possess native or 3rd party ODBC drivers that connect to their databases. Then, users must install OpenLink's ODBC Lite drivers on the machine, which contains these drivers. Multi-Tier users must install the Request Broker and Generic ODBC Agent on the machine, which contains these drivers. Multi-Tier users may install the Multi-Tier client on any supported operating system. Finally, OpenLink's ODBC Lite and Generic ODBC drivers proxy SQL requests from the application-through the 3rd party Data Source Name-to the actual database.