Virtuoso Universal Server, Commercial Edition
Virtuoso Universal Server Release 6.x or later is recommended, optimally the latest version available.
ODBC Driver for Informix
The Virtuoso Server uses an ODBC Driver for Informix to link in the Informix Schema Objects (Tables, Views, and Stored Procedures). The
OpenLink Multi-Tier ODBC Driver for Informix will be used in this document, and a functional ODBC Data Source Name (DSN) of
inf10mawill be assumed to exist on the machine hosting the Virtuoso Server. Any ODBC compliant driver for Informix should work.
A Informix DBMS hosting the required Schema Objects (Tables, Views, and Stored Procedures) needs to be available. This may be on any host which is TCP/IP accessible from the Virtuoso Server host. In this document, the Informix stores_demo sample database will be used to demonstrate the process.
- Load the HTTP-based Virtuoso User Interface in your browser.
- Click the Conductor link in the left-side navbar, and log in as a user with DBA privileges, such as the default
- Drill down to the Databases -> External Data Source -> Data Sources tab.
- Locate the DSN for the desired remote data source (we're using
inf10mafor this example). If not yet connected to the DSN, click Connect, and input your user credentials for the remote data source.
- Once connected to the DSN, click the associated Link objects to get a list of available objects (tables, views, stored procedures).
- Locate and select the desired objects.
- You can use the Catalog and Schema drop-down selectors and the table name test-entry box to construct a filter to shorten the visible list.
- For this example, we'll choose the tables from the Informix sample stores_demo schema --
- When all desired objects are selected, click the Link... button.
- Virtuoso will interrogate the remote data source to learn about primary keys, and present you with a default linkage setup.
- You can adjust the Virtuoso catalog, schema/owner, and object identifiers to suit your goals.
The Set To All button can be used to speed the process.
In this example, we'll put all linked objects into the
informixcatalog, and the
storesschema. We'll leave the object identifiers unchanged.
- When all are set as desired, click the Link button to link the objects into Virtuoso. Virtuoso may take some time to complete this step, depending on network infrastructure, DBMS load, etc.
- The Link process will complete by listing the linked objects in the Databases -> External Data Source -> External Linked Objects tab.
- Linked object are shown in the Databases -> External Data Source -> External Linked Objects tab.
- Clicking the hyperlinked Local Name of the External Linked Objects will load the Virtuoso Interactive SQL (iSQL) HTTP interface (in a new browser tab or window) with a default
SELECT *SQL query. For instance, clicking on
- Click the Execute button to run the query.
Virtuoso will retrieve the results from the remote table.
Note: By default, iSQL will "Show no more than 100 rows ." You can change this value as desired.
- Linked objects are also visible through the Database -> SQL Database Object tab, just as if they were local Virtuoso data.
- Simply drill down to the Catalog you set while linking --
- As you might expect, clicking on any of the Action links will reveal the table definition, indexes, triggers, constraints, or privileges.
For example, clicking Definition for
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