Easysoft ODBC-InterBase Driver User Guide - Preface

About this manual

This manual is intended for use by anyone who wants to access InterBase application data, stored on a Windows or Unix machine, from an ODBC-compliant application.

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Contents

An overview of ODBC and the Easysoft ODBC-InterBase Driver.

A step-by-step guide to installing the Easysoft ODBC-InterBase Driver.

Explains how to set up and manage user access to client data sources.

Comprising a Technical Reference and a Glossary.

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Throughout this manual, Windows refers generically to Microsoft Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, XP, ME, 2003 Server, Vista, 2008 Server, 2008 Server R2, 7, which are trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. The X Window system is specifically excluded from this and is referred to as The X Window Systemor just X.

UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group.

Easysoft use Unix (note the case) as a general term covering the wide range of Open and proprietary operating systems commonly understood to be Unix `flavors'.

Easysoft and Easysoft Data Access are trademarks of Easysoft Limited.

InterBase is a trademark of the Borland Software Corporation.