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6.1 Basic Connector/ODBC Application Steps

Interacting with a MySQL server from an applications using the Connector/ODBC typically involves the following operations:

  • Configure the Connector/ODBC DSN.

  • Connect to MySQL server.

  • Initialization operations.

  • Execute SQL statements.

  • Retrieve results.

  • Perform transactions.

  • Disconnect from the server.

Most applications use some variation of these steps. The basic application steps are shown in the following diagram:

Connector/ODBC Programming Flowchart

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