Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is Microsoft’s strategic interface for accessing data in a heterogeneous environment of relational and non-relational database management systems. Based on the Call Level Interface specification of the SQL Access Group, ODBC provides an open, vendor-neutral way of accessing data stored in a variety of proprietary personal computer, minicomputer, and mainframe databases.
The jBASE ODBC Connector is an ODBC driver implementing the Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) 3.0 API. This driver release supports a driver-manager based and Unicode compliant interface, featuring support for transactions and calling stored procedures. The ODBC Connector is only available to Windows platforms but SQL requests may be issued against a remote jBASE instance running on other platforms.