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.
Both Windows and Mac OS X include ODBC driver managers with the operating system. Most ODBC Driver Manager implementations also include an administration application that makes the configuration of DSN and drivers easier. Examples and information on these managers, including Unix ODBC driver managers, are listed below:
Microsoft Windows ODBC Driver Manager
Mac OS X includes
a GUI application that provides a simpler configuration
mechanism for the Unix 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
unixODBC Driver Manager for Unix
http://www.unixodbc.org, for more
Manager includes the Connector/ODBC driver 3.51 in the
installation package, starting with version
iODBC ODBC Driver Manager for Unix
http://www.iodbc.org, for more information.