Installing your Chosen Driver Manager - ODBC Driver for Teradata

ODBC Driver for Teradata® User Guide

ODBC Driver for Teradata
Release Number
August 2020
English (United States)
Last Update
Product Category
Teradata Tools and Utilities
  1. Download your driver manager of choice from their official website.
    Typical driver managers used on Unix are iODBC or unixODBC.
    iODBC is the choice made by Apple for their Mac Operating System, and unixODBC is a popular choice on Unix systems.
    The web sites are provided below:
  2. Based on your application bitness, you need to match the bitness (32- or 64-bit) of your installed Teradata ODBC driver and the Driver Manager bitness you install.
    1. Download the correct bitness or compile the source for the right bitness (typically based on the CFLAGS settings).
      You can have both a 32-bit and 64-bit version of the driver manager installed. They default to different locations and your odbc.ini, and odbcinst.ini should reference them correctly.
    Tip: When using your application or testing the connection, if you encounter errors related to “ELF”, it is likely due to you mismatching the bitness between application, driver manager and/or Teradata ODBC driver.

    You can typically check the bitness of a file on Unix systems by using the “file” command in a shell, and pass in the filename with path if needed.

  3. Install your driver manager.
    You may need root access depending on where you install. Consult the driver manager's documentation for more information.