An ODBC Driver Manager is a library that manages communication between the ODBC-aware application and any drivers. Its main functionality includes:
Resolving Data Source Names (DSN).
Driver loading and unloading.
Processing ODBC function calls or passing them to the driver.
Most ODBC Driver Manager implementations also include an administration application that makes the configuration of DSN and drivers easier. Examples and information on ODBC Driver Managers for different operating systems are listed below:
Windows: Microsoft Windows ODBC Driver Manager
odbc32.dll). It is included in the
Windows operating system. See
Mac OS X: ODBC Administrator is a GUI application for Mac
OS X. It provides a simplified configuration mechanism for
the iODBC Driver Manager. You can configure DSN and driver
information either through ODBC Administrator or through
the iODBC configuration files. This also means that you
can test ODBC Administrator configurations using the
iodbctest command. See
for more information.