BBj ODBC Tutorial

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Table of Contents
 Contents                    Slide Number
 Introduction                               3
 Download                                   5
 Installation                               8
 Enterprise Manager Setup               10
 Adding a Data Source                   13
 Viewing Data (EXCEL demo)              18
 The BBj ODBC driver is the latest ODBC driver offered
  by BASIS International
 The BBj ODBC driver offers a great performance
  improvement over the older BASIS ODBC driver
 The BBj ODBC driver is used for third party
  applications (such as Microsoft Excel or Access) to
  access BASIS data (I.E. MKEYED files)
 To run the BBj ODBC driver, you need a BBj license
  (you no longer need a specific ODBC license)
 To download the BBj ODBC driver, you must download
 In fact, the BBj ODBC driver is an optional download
  component in the BBj download
 To download BBj, click here:
   Select your release
   Select your platform
   Ensure that both BBj and ODBC are selected
Download (con’t)

 Fill in the user information as required
 Click on the needed checkboxes
 Click on the “Download Product” button
 After downloading the jar file, the next step is
 If you need assistance installing BBj, please refer to the
  installation documentation provided online:
Enterprise Manager Setup
 In order to create a new data source, we first have to
  setup the data source in the Enterprise Manager
 Launch the Enterprise Manager by clicking on
  Enterprise Manager from the BBj folder (from the
  BASIS folder)
 The default login/password is: admin/admin123
Enterprise Manager Setup (con’t)
 More information on attaching or adding a
  new database to the Enterprise Manger
  found here:
 The list of databases appears in the bottom
  left portion of the Enterprise Manager, and
  should look similar to the image on the
  right hand side (for BBj installs at rev 8.xx
  or higher)
Adding a Data Source
 To add a data source, go to the ODBC administration
 This is generally found in Windows by going to:
  Control Panel -> Admin Tools -> Data Sources (ODBC)
 Alternatively, the ODBC administration section can be
  found here:
Adding a Data Source (con’t)
 First, click on the “Add...” button
 Then, chose the BBj ODBC driver
 Note, do not select the BASIS ODBC driver
Adding a Data Source (con’t)
 Create a name and a description
  for the data source
 In the server field, enter the
  name of the server running the
  Enterprise Manager where the
  database is defined
 The database field needs to be
  specified exactly how it appears
  in the Enterprise Manager
 The login and password is the
  login and password used to log
  into the Enterprise Manager
Adding a Data Source (con’t)
 More information on adding a data source can be
 found on the BASIS documentation webpage:
Excel demo
Viewing Data
 After you create the data source, you can view the data
  using any third party ODBC compliant application
 In this tutorial we are going to use Excel 2007 to view
  the data
Viewing Data (con’t)
 Click on the Data tab and select From Other Sources ->
 From Microsoft Query
Viewing Data (con’t)
 Choose the Data Source that was just created
Viewing Data (con’t)
 Choose the tables and columns that you want to view
Viewing Data (con’t)
 Select any potential filtering needed
Viewing Data (con’t)
 Select any needed sorting
Viewing Data (con’t)
 Choose what you want to do with the data
Viewing Data (con’t)
 Select how you want to import the data
Viewing Data (con’t)
 View the data in Excel

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