DI-ODBC Overview

DI-ODBC (Dimensional Insight ODBC Driver) is an ODBC driver that can retrieve Spectre data from DiveLine. ODBC-capable applications can use the driver to make queries against a DiveLine server, as specified by a connection string or a configured DSN.

With the addition of DI-ODBC, Diver Platform becomes an open architecture. Analysts can use their tool of choice to examine cBase data. Examples for usage include:

  • Synchronizing data into an Excel spreadsheet
  • Using the Spectre engine to feed an alternative graphing tool
  • Dumping cBase data to import into another application

The driver can be used to query a cBase, cPlan, or Dive script. Queries are made using SQL syntax.

DI-ODBC is available for Windows, in 32- and 64-bit versions which are installed together by an MSI-based installer. The driver's version is 7.2, but it can connect to 7.2, 7.1, and 7.0 DiveLines. Note however, when connecting to 7.1 or 7.0, some features will be unavailable.

NOTE: DI-ODBC requires a special license and users need to be configured on the server.