Hello everyone, welcome to the Micromine Tutorial for beginners. In the following article, I am going to show you how to create a link to an ODBC in Micromine. You will also learn how to update the link from the original source to the Micromine. In the previous article, you may read how to import the Microsoft Access tables to Micromine.
Instead of importing, we are going to create a link to the Microsoft Access table. There are some differences between importing and linking. When you are importing a table from another database such as Microsoft Access to Micromine, you will have full control of the data. You can change the column name, edit the data directly in Micromine. On the other hand, when we are linking to a table, we cannot edit the link table in Micromine. All the edits must be done in the source database.
The Benefits of Using ODBC Link in Micromine
There are some benefits when we use the ODBC Link in Micromine rather than importing the tables.
- Supports various database systems. You can connect MySQL, MS Access, SQL Server, PostgreSQL to Micromine via ODBC
- Support both local and cloud connection. No matter if you connect to a local or networked database, or even cloud database as long as it can connect through the ODBC.
- Easy to manage. Since the edit and data update must be done in the source database, it is easier for us to maintain database integrity.
Steps to Create ODBC Link in Micromine
So I have created a short video on how to create ODBC Link in Micromine. Actually, I link my MS Access database to Micromine through the ODBC. As I mentioned, you may use other database systems such as PostgreSQL or MySQL. Enjoy