ODBC Driver for ODBC-compliant Windows Applications
Popular Microsoft Office applications such as Access and Excel, as well as Crystal Reports and Visual Basic programs, use the ODBC standard for connecting to external data sources. Micro Focus XDBC provides a driver that enables users of these applications to connect to your database and execute SQL commands for data retrieval and manipulation purposes.
Micro Focus XDBC includes a JDBC driver, which enables Java applications to connect to the database.
An SQL query tool enables you to execute SQL commands and scripts directly on your database tables without having to connect to the database from a third-party application or go through an ODBC connection. The command-line query tool is useful for such tasks as creating batch reports that require a series of complicated SQL commands to produce.