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

Access Avro data like you would a database - read, write, and update through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

Connect to Avro Data in DBArtisan

Use wizards in DBArtisan to configure Avro data as a data source.

The CData ODBC Driver for Avro seamlessly integrates Avro data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access Avro data as a database. This article shows how to create an data source for Avro in DBArtisan and execute queries. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate Avro Data into DBArtisan Projects

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.

Connect to your local Avro file(s) by setting the URI connection property to the location of the Avro file.

You can then follow the steps below to register Avro data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic ODBC.
  3. Enter a name for the data source and select the DSN.
  4. Finish the wizard to connect to Avro data. Avro entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with Avro data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the Avro API.