Just wondering if there is any official documentation for unixODBC, e.g. how the configuration files have to look like and what parameters they expect? (I am using only a shell, no GUI) Even http://www.unixodbc.org/doc/ doesn't look very promising. I somehow have the impression, the best information are 3rd party pages, but can this be true?
You're right the documentation about
You can find a great documentation about installing this drivers and libraries on various linux systems here:
More complete documentation that include API for various languages can be found here:
All the config and installation stuff can be made without GUI :), an old good terminal shell suffice.
From a developer point a view (iused the C API few years ago, and i remember that it was a non trivial task): you need to connect and then perform a request.
here you can find a good documentation on the C API:
http://www.easysoft.com/developer/languages/c/odbc_tutorial.html http://www.easysoft.com/developer/languages/c/odbc-tutorial-fetching-results.html http://www.easysoft.com/developer/interfaces/odbc/diagnostics_error_status_codes.html
Hope this help.