MyODBC Driver Installation and Configuration
On this page you can find out how to install
and configure a MyODBC 5.3 driver for Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway to allow SMS
To configure database connectivity in Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway,
you need to set up an ODBC driver. To install and configure a MyODBC
driver (for a MySQL database), follow the instructions below.
The installation and configuration of other database drivers is
similar to the process described here.
Download the MyODBC database driver from the Internet.
You can use the following link:
Install the downloaded MyODBC database driver by starting the
downloaded exe file. The installation is similar to the installation of any
Windows application. Click the Next and the OK button to get
from one dialog box to the next and to finish the installation.
When the driver
is available on your system, you need to set up a datasource. Open Control
Panel, click Administrative Tools and click the ODBC Data Source icon.
This will open the ODBC Data Source Administrator panel, which is part
of Windows (Figure 1).
Figure 1 - Opening the ODBC Data Source Administrator panel
In the ODBC Data Source Administrator panel, you have
to define a datasource. Click the User DSN Tab (it is the default tab),
and click Add as shown in the figure below. This will bring
up the "Create New Datasource" dialog box (Figure 2).
Figure 2 - Opening the Create New Datasource dialog box
In this form, select the (newly installed) driver, and click
Finish. In most cases, when you click Finish, a database server
specific configuration form comes up. (You can also open this configuration
form by double-clicking the selected driver.)
You can start configuring the database driver (Figure 3).
Figure 3 - The configuration form
Enter the information in the respective edit boxes.
- In the Data Source Name box, enter the name of
the data source you want to access. It can be any valid name that you choose.
- In the Description box, enter the description needed for the DSN.
- In the TCP/IP Server box, enter the name of the MySQL server host that you
want to access. By default, it is localhost.
- In the Port box, enter the port number if it is not the default (3306).
- In the User box, enter your MySQL username (your database user ID).
- In the Password box, enter your password.
- In the Database dropdown menu, select the database to be current
If the connection test succeeds, it means that you have a
working datasource which can be attached to Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway.
When configuring a MySQL database user in Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway,
you have to specify the database connection string in the Database
connection tab. Include the configuration specifications of your ODBC
driver in the connection string (Figure 4).
Figure 4 - Specifying the connection string for the MySQL database
For more information about the configuration of a MySQL user
for SMS messaging using Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway, check out the
MySQL User page.
You can find database connection strings for a wide range of
different databases In Appendix B -