Installing the ODBC driver (UNIX and Linux)

The ODBC driver processes the ODBC API function calls that it receives from the driver manager, interacts with the file system or database management system to access the required data, and returns results to the driver manager.

Before you begin

Install a ODBC driver manager. See Linux and UNIX ODBC driver managers.

About this task

You cannot install multiple Netezza ODBC drivers on the same client system.


Run the installation program for your platform.
The installation program installs the Netezza tools and ODBC libraries on your system and creates a NetezzaSQL system data source entry (NZSQL) with appropriate default values.

What to do next

Configure the ODBC driver. See Configuring the ODBC driver (UNIX and Linux).