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+-------------------------------------------------------------+
| Connector/ODBC                                              |
| README                                                      |
+-------------------------------------------------------------+

INTRODUCTION
---------------------------------------------------------------

This is the source or binary distribution of ODBC for 
MySQL. This software is distributed with restrictions - please
see the license file for details.

Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is a widely accepted standard
for reading/writing data. ODBC is designed in a similar manner
to the MS Windows printing system in that it has a Driver Manager
and Drivers. Connector/ODBC is a driver for the ODBC system which
allows applications to communicate with the MySQL server using
the ODBC standard. ODBC implementations exist on all popular
platforms and Connector/ODBC is also available on those 
platforms. 

MySQL, the most popular Open Source SQL database, is 
provided by MySQL AB. MySQL AB is a commercial company 
that builds its business providing services around the 
MySQL database.

MySQL provides the support for ODBC by means of Connector/ODBC 
driver and programs. Connector/ODBC is the ODBC driver 
for MySQL which is ODBC 3.5x compliant and MyODBC is 
2.5x compliant.

To get all functionality from the ODBC 5.1 driver (like 
transaction support) you should use it against MySQL 4.1
or above.

LICENSE
---------------------------------------------------------------

Please see the license file for information about licensing
and use restrictions of this software.
 
BUILDING SOURCE
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Please see the BUILD file for details on building the source
code. This is included with the source distribution.

INSTALLING
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Please see the INSTALL file for details on installing.

BINARY FILES
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The following, key, files are provided by Connector/ODBC (the MS 
Windows names are included for reference but the file names for 
other platforms would be similar).

Driver (myodbc3.dll or myodbc5.dll)

        The most important part of Connector/ODBC is the driver.
        Application developers can link directly to the driver but 
        more often use the driver indirectly, via a Driver Manager
        such as the one provided by Microsoft or unixODBC.

        Many options can be provided to the driver to adjust its
        behaviour. 

Setup Library (myodbc3S.dll or myodbc3S.dll)

        The setup library provides a graphical user interface needed
        during certian activities provided by the driver. For example;
        it provides the GUI when you use the ODBC Administrator to
        create/edit a Data Source Name (DSN).

Installer (myodbc3i.exe)

        This command-line utility program can be used to manage ODBC
        system information. For example it can be used to register
        or deregister a driver. It can also manage data source names.
        This was created to test the ODBC system information abstraction
        and portability layer within Connector/ODBC but is also useful
        for installing and uninstalling Conector/ODBC.

        Invoke myodbc3i, in a command shell and without options, to 
        get help on its use.

Library Loading Tester (dltest.exe)

        This command-line utility is useful fo debugging problems related
        to loading a library and resolving symbols in it.

Connector/ODBC SDK
---------------------------------------------------------------

Connector/ODBC provides an SDK for developers in the form of several
reusable libraries. These libraries can be used to save development
time/effort and to increase stability of resulting software.

myodbc3u
        This library provides the ODBC system information abstraction
        and portability used by Connector/ODBC.

RESOURCES
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MySQL, MyODBC, MyODBC 5.1 is brought to you by the MySQL 
team at MySQL AB, and MySQL is the trademark of MySQL AB.

For more information about MySQL, see
http://www.mysql.com

For more information about MySQL ODBC 5.1 Driver, including
installation instructions, please visit;
http://www.mysql.com/products/myodbc/index.html