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The IBM Cloud Data Engine ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from IBM Cloud Data Engine, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access IBM Cloud Data Engine interactive query services data like you would a database, through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

How to Use a Microsoft Access Database to Update IBM Cloud Data Engine Data in Real Time

Update IBM Cloud Data Engine data by creating a linked table in Microsoft Access with the CData IBM Cloud Data Engine ODBC Driver.

CData ODBC drivers connect your data to any database management tool that supports Open Database Connectivity (ODBC). This includes many of the most popular productivity tools, adding new capabilities for document sharing and collaboration. Using the CData ODBC driver for IBM Cloud Data Engine, you can update live IBM Cloud Data Engine data in Microsoft Access; for example, you can make updates that can be immediately seen by other users.

Connect to IBM Cloud Data Engine as an ODBC Data Source

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

IBM Cloud Data Engine uses the OAuth and HMAC authentication standards. See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

Create a Linked Table to Jobs Data

Follow the steps below to create a linked table, which enables you to access live Jobs data.

  1. On the External Data tab in Access, click ODBC Database.
  2. Select the option to link to the data source. A linked table will enable you to read from and write data to the Jobs table.
  3. Select the CData IBM Cloud Data Engine data source from the Machine Data Source tab.

  4. Select the Jobs table. For more information on this table, see the "Data Model" chapter in the help documentation.
  5. Double-click the linked table to make edits. The linked table will always have up-to-date data and any changes will be reflected back to the underlying table.