About the Simba Salesforce ODBC Driver for Linux
The Simba Salesforce ODBC Driver enables Business Intelligence (BI), analytics, and reporting on data that is stored in Salesforce.com. The driver complies with the ODBC 3.80 data standard and adds important functionality such as Unicode, as well as 32- and 64-bit support for high-performance computing environments on all platforms.
ODBC is one of the most established and widely supported APIs for connecting to and working with databases. At the heart of the technology is the ODBC driver, which connects an application to the database. For more information about ODBC, see the Data Access Standards Glossary: http://www.simba.com/resources/data-access-standards-library. For complete information about the ODBC specification, see the ODBC API Reference: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms714562(v=vs.85).aspx.
The Simba Salesforce ODBC Driver is available for Microsoft® Windows®, Linux, and macOS platforms.
This is the most up-to-date version of the Installation and Configuration Guide, for use with version 2.0.10 of the driver. If you are using an older version of the driver, certain features may not be available and certain settings may behave in unexpected ways. Please consult the PDF version of the Installation and Configuration Guide that was installed with your driver.
The Installation and Configuration Guide is suitable for users who are looking to access data residing within Salesforce.com from their desktop environment. Application developers might also find the information helpful. Refer to your application for details on connecting via ODBC.