2 Agenda: ODBC and Skyward What is ODBC?What requires ODBC?Configuring ODBC for SkywardMaintenance of ODBC for Skyward
3 What 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.
4 What 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.)
5 Maintenance 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.
6 Monolith 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.
7 Creating 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