Re: Using ODBC with Oracle -- is odbc.ini required?

From: Igor Neyman <>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2011 09:24:42 -0500
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I don't think so.
To use ODBC you have to create ODBC DataSource (using ODBC Administrator). odbc.ini lists created Data Sources and drivers associated with them. There is also odbcinst.ini which lists all odbc drivers installed on the system.
There are also similarly named registry entries (odbc.ini and odbcinst.ini) storing the same info.

It's not clear, what are trying to achieve. Are you trying to "by-pass" ODBC administrator? Is this for some kind of "silent" install? Probably possible, by hacking 2 files mentioned and also registry entries.

Igor Neyman

On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 8:51 AM, Howard Lee Harkness <> wrote:

> Is it possible to set up ODBC to connect with Oracle and bypass the
> need for odbc.ini? Ideally, I would like to not even have to do an
> install on ODBC if that is possible.
> --
> Howard Lee Harkness
> (214) 390-4896
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