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PostgreSQL ODBC for Linux

This tutorial shows how to set up a data source and connect to a PostgreSQL database using the command line. The tutorial uses the JDBC4 PostgreSQL Driver, Version 8.4 to connect to a PostgreSQL 9.2 database on the Linux® platform.

Step 1. Verify the driver installation.

The ODBC driver is typically preinstalled on your computer. For details about the driver installation or troubleshooting the installation, contact your database administrator or refer to your database documentation on ODBC drivers.

If you need to install an ODBC driver, contact your database administrator or see PostgreSQL Software Catalogue - Drivers and Interfaces.

Step 2. Set up the data source.

Follow the instructions in PostgreSQL Documentation Configuration Files to create a data source name (DSN).

Step 3. Connect using the command line.

  1. Connect to the database using the configured DSN, user name username, and password pwd with the odbc function. For example, this code assumes that you are connecting to an ODBC data source PostgreSQL.

    datasource = "PostgreSQL";
    username = "username";
    password = "pwd";
    conn = odbc(datasource,username,password);
  2. Close the database connection.


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