Interacting with databases

Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is a low-level protocol for establishing connections with the majority of databases and datasources ( for more details, refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Database_Connectivity).

Julia has an ODBC package that enables Julia scripts to talk to ODBC data sources. Install the package through Pkg.add("ODBC"), and at the start of the code, run it using ODBC.

The package can work with a system Data Source Name (DSN) that contains all the concrete connection information, such as server name, database, credentials, and so on. Every operating system has its own utility to make DSNs. In Windows, the ODBC administrator can be reached by navigating to Control Panel | Administrative ...

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