17.20 - ODBC.INI Structure - ODBC Driver for Teradata

ODBC Driver for Teradata® User Guide

ODBC Driver for Teradata
Release Number
June 2022
English (United States)
Last Update

This section describes the odbc.ini file. For examples of the various sections in the odbc.ini file, see odbc.ini File Examples.

ODBC Driver for Teradata maps a logical Data Source Name (DSN) to the necessary software components and any additional information required for accessing data in a database. The end user chooses the DSN that reflects the type of data or system it represents. The following table lists the sections that make up the odbc.ini file.

Section Description
ODBC Options [ODBC]

see ODBC Options Section

Specifies the ODBC Driver for Teradata installation directory and options.
ODBC Data Sources; [ODBC Data Sources]

see ODBC Data Sources Section

Lists the name of each data source and describes its associated driver.
Data Source Specification [<data source>]

see Data Source Specification Section

Provides an entry for each data source listed in the ODBC Data Sources section, with additional details about each data source.

Supported Releases

Minimum supported versions:
  • iodbc-3.52 to 3.52.8
  • unixODBC 2.3.1 to 2.3.4
  • DataDirect Driver Manager 08.01.0223 (U0195) to 08.02.0292 (U0256)