Advanced SQL/ODBC Configuration Mike Bianco. Agenda: ODBC and Skyward What is ODBC? What requires ODBC? Configuring ODBC for Skyward Maintenance of ODBC

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Advanced SQL/ODBC Configuration Mike Bianco Slide 2 Agenda: ODBC and Skyward What is ODBC? What requires ODBC? Configuring ODBC for Skyward Maintenance of ODBC for Skyward Slide 3 What is ODBC? Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) provides a standard software API method for using database management systems (DBMS). The designers of ODBC aimed to make it independent of programming languages, database systems, and operating systems.softwareAPIdatabase management systemsprogramming languagesoperating systems Slide 4 What requires ODBC? Crystal Reports / Report Viewer Crystal Enterprise Scheduling software Skyward PaC and Web Crystal Quick Pick Reports Custom/3rd Party Interfaces (Special Ed, UMR/Tools4Ever, etc.) Other 3 rd Party Tools (Cognos, Microsoft Reporting Services, etc.) Slide 5 Maintenance of ODBC and Skyward DBTools SQL Width Padding utility should be run weekly. Update Read-Only User process should be run daily. Update Statistics process should be run weekly. Slide 6 Monolith 2 Scheduled Tasks Web product has the ability to configure Read Only user accounts for ODBC. Monolith 2 can be setup to run scheduled tasks for Read Only User Rights, DBTool utility and Update Statistics process. Slide 7 Creating ODBC Users and Data Source How do I create a Read-Only SQL User? FAQ Tutorial: https://support.skyward.com/FAQ/View.aspx?ID=1200244https://support.skyward.com/FAQ/View.aspx?ID=1200244 How do I Schedule Update Read Only ODBC User Task? FAQ Tutorial: https://support.skyward.com/FAQ/View.aspx?ID=1367341https://support.skyward.com/FAQ/View.aspx?ID=1367341 How to I create a Data Source DSN? ODBC Install Guide ODBC Install Guide Slide 8 THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!