I am having trouble I think understanding ODBC in general and
specifically using it in Delphi. Any pointers or reference info to
address the following questions would be very helpful...
I have a customer supplied datasource I wish to add a little
functionality to using Delphi. The data tables are SQL-Anywhere by
Sybase. I do not understand if I need to use the BDE at all, how to
set up ODBC to access the table, and all the parameters/passwords that
make it happen. I did download a trial copy of SQL-Anywhere in case I
must use that ODBC driver. But still cannot seem to get it to opent
1. Can any of the built in ODBC drivers in Delphi access this Sybase
2. How the heck do you configure for ODBC, I added an Sybase ODBC
driver, created an alias to it, and cannot seem to open the database.
It sets on the little hourglass (sql) for a few moments then gives
3. What is all this ODBC stuff about? Are there any books? I was
under the impression that by being ODBC compliant and ODBC driver
could open the database. Instead I see drivers for virtually every
database on earth from Access to Oracle... :-) Is it necessary to
have the right one? Once upon a time I think I got an ODBC to work
using Access. What a pain that was...
Any help please? Thank You, Jack