ODBC Prerequisites

There are several requirements your client systems must meet before you can install the Vertica ODBC drivers.

Operating System

The Vertica ODBC driver requires a supported platform. The list of currently-supported platforms can be found at Vertica 10.1.x Client Drivers.

ODBC Driver Manager

The Vertica ODBC driver requires that the client system have a supported driver manager. See Installing Driver Managers on Linux and Other UNIX-like Platforms for details.

UTF-8, UTF-16 and UTF-32 Support

The Vertica ODBC driver is a universal driver that supports UTF-8, UTF-16, and UTF-32 encoding. The default setting depends on the client platform. For details, see Required ODBC Driver Configuration Settings for Linux and UNIX.

When using the driver with the DataDirect Connect driver manager, DataDirect Connect adapts to the ODBC driver's text encoding settings. You should configure the ODBC driver to use the encoding method that your application requires. This allows strings to be passed between the driver and the application without intermediate conversion.