Enabling ODBC driver manager tracing (Windows)

ODBC driver manager tracing is a method of tracking system activity. By default, driver manager tracing is disabled because enabling it can degrade performance.


  1. Open the ODBC Data Source Administrator window by clicking Start > Settings > Administrative Tools > Data Sources (ODBC).
  2. In the ODBC Data Source Administrator window, click the Tracing tab.
  3. Specify the log file path and file name for the tracing log.
  4. Click Start Tracing Now and click OK.

What to do next

Disable tracing after troubleshooting because tracing can degrade performance.