The IDL DataMiner is an Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) interface that allows IDL users to access and manipulate information from a variety of database management systems.

You can find information in the IDL DataMiner Guide, located in the help\pdf directory of your IDL installation. This guide includes topics such as:

  • Creating and Connecting to a Database Object
  • Working with Table Data
  • ODBC SQL Syntax
  • Data Type Mappings
  • DataMiner API:
  • IDLdbDatabase
  • IDLdbRecordset
  • ODBC Configuration on UNIX

The IDL DataMiner includes a set of ODBC drivers known as Connect ODBC, that is produced by DataDirect Technologies. IDL supports version 7.1 of the Connect ODBC drivers for most platforms.