2Agenda: ODBC and Skyward What is ODBC?What requires ODBC?Configuring ODBC for SkywardMaintenance of ODBC for Skyward
3What is ODBC?Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) provides a standard software API method for using database management systems (DBMS). The designers of ODBC aimed to make it independent of programming languages, database systems, and operating systems.
4What requires ODBC? Crystal Reports / Report Viewer Crystal Enterprise Scheduling softwareSkyward PaC and Web Crystal Quick Pick ReportsCustom/3rd Party Interfaces (Special Ed, UMR/Tools4Ever, etc.)Other 3rd Party Tools (Cognos, Microsoft Reporting Services, etc.)
5Maintenance of ODBC and Skyward DBTool’s SQL Width Padding utility should be run weekly.Update Read-Only User process should be run daily.Update Statistics process should be run weekly.
6Monolith 2 Scheduled Tasks Web product has the ability to configure Read Only user accounts for ODBC.Monolith 2 can be setup to run scheduled tasks for Read Only User Rights, DBTool utility and Update Statistics process.
7Creating ODBC Users and Data Source How do I create a Read-Only SQL User?FAQ Tutorial: https://support.skyward.com/FAQ/View.aspx?ID=How do I Schedule Update Read Only ODBC User Task?FAQ Tutorial: https://support.skyward.com/FAQ/View.aspx?ID=How to I create a Data Source DSN?ODBC Install Guide