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Easysoft ODBC-Oracle Driver User Guide - Preface

About this manual

This manual is intended for use by anyone who wants to install the Easysoft ODBC-Oracle Driver, configure it, and then access Oracle® data sources from an ODBC-compliant application.

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Intended Audience

Sections written for the Microsoft Windows platforms require some familiarity with the use of buttons, menus, icons and text boxes, but should present no difficulties if you have any experience of Apple Macintosh computers, Microsoft Windows or the X Window System.

The Unix-based sections require experience of using Unix shell commands and performing basic functions like editing a file.

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Contents

Introduces the Easysoft ODBC-Oracle Driver

Explains how to install the Easysoft ODBC-Oracle Driver

Explains how to configure the Easysoft ODBC-Oracle Driver

Comprising a Technical Reference and Glossary.

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