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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 2. Define an ODBC Data Source

Step 2. Define an ODBC Data Source

You must define an ODBC data source on the Search Server to connect to Microsoft SQL Server. The
Identity Resolution
components access the database through ODBC except the
Identity Resolution
Table Loader, which directly loads data into the database. You must create ODBC data sources for each database that you plan to access.
  1. Open the
    odbc.ini
    file that you can find in the
    <Identity Resolution Installation Directory>\bin
    directory, and 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 that communicates with the database. The driver name does not include the directory path. Use
    sqlncli11
    as the ODBC driver name. You can also use the Microsoft SQL Server Native Client as the ODBC driver.
    Native Database Service
    Name of the Microsoft SQL Server. For example, localhost.
    A sample configuration file,
    odbc.ini.ori
    , is located in the
    <Identity Resolution Installation Directory>\bin
    directory.
    If you use multiple databases, add the database entries for each database. For example:
    [srcDBcli10] driver = sqlncli11 server = (local) DataSourceName = srcDBcli10 [tgtDBcli11] driver = sqlncli11 server = (local) DataSourceName = tgtDBcli11
  2. 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)
      .
  3. On the
    User DNS
    tab or
    Service DNS
    tab, click
    Add
    .
  4. Select
    SQL Server
    or
    SQL Server Native Client
    , and click
    Finish
    .
  5. 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.
    • Select the Microsoft SQL Server authentication and provide the user credentials that you created.
    • Specify a default database.
    • Ensure that you do not select the
      Use regional settings when outputting currency, numbers, dates and times
      check box.
    If you want to use the Windows authentication to connect to Microsoft SQL Server, set the SSA_DB_WINDOWS_AUTHENTICATION environment variable to Yes.