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  1. Preface
  2. Installation Overview
  3. Installing Identity Resolution
  4. Post-Installation Tasks
  5. Troubleshooting
  6. Upgrading Identity Resolution
  7. Uninstalling Identity Resolution

Installation and Configuration Guide

Installation and Configuration Guide

Step 3. Define an ODBC Data Source

Step 3. Define an ODBC Data Source

Define an ODBC data source on the Search Server to connect to MySQL. The Identity Resolution components access the database through ODBC. You must create ODBC data sources for each database that you plan to access.
  1. Open the
    odbc.ini
    file located in the following directory:
    • On Windows:
      <Identity Resolution Installation Directory>\bin
    • On UNIX:
      <Identity Resolution Installation Directory>/bin
  2. Add or update the following database entries:
    [<Service Name>] DataSourceName = <ODBC DSN> driver = <ODBC Driver> server = <Native Database Service>
    Configure the following parameters:
    Service Name
    Service name that
    Identity Resolution
    uses to refer to the database service.
    ODBC DSN
    Data Source Name. If you do not specify any value, it defaults to the service name.
    ODBC Driver
    Name of the ODBC driver, which is
    myodbc5.dll
    on Windows and
    libmyodbc5.so
    on UNIX. The driver name does not include the directory path.
    In
    Identity Resolution
    versions earlier than 9.5.2, you can also use the
    ssadriver
    parameter on Windows or
    ssaunixdriver
    parameter on UNIX instead of the
    driver
    parameter. The
    ssadriver
    and
    ssaunixdriver
    parameters are deprecated, and Informatica recommends that you use the
    driver
    parameter.
    Native Database Service
    Name of the MySQL Server. For example, localhost.
    A sample configuration file,
    odbc.ini.ori
    , is located in the following directory:
    • On Windows:
      <Identity Resolution Installation Directory>\bin
    • On UNIX:
      <Identity Resolution Installation Directory>/bin
    If you use multiple databases, add the database entries for each database. For example:
    [srcDBcli] driver = myodbc5.dll server = (local) DataSourceName = srcDBcli [tgtDBcli] driver = myodbc5.dll server = (local) DataSourceName = tgtDBcli
  3. Open the ODBC Data Source Administrator by performing the following tasks:
    1. From the Windows Control Panel, click
      Administrative Tools
      .
    2. In the
      Administrative Tools
      dialog box, double-click
      Data Sources (ODBC)
      .
  4. On the
    User DNS
    tab or
    System DNS
    tab, click
    Add
    .
  5. Select
    MySQL ODBC <Version> Driver
    , and click
    Finish
    .
  6. Follow the instructions in the Wizard, and ensure that you enter the following values:
    • Specify a data source name. Ensure that the data source name matches the data source name that you specify in the
      odbc.ini
      file.
    • Specify a default database.