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Re: Import: about ODBC data source

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Hiroshi Saito <z-saito(at)guitar(dot)ocn(dot)ne(dot)jp>
Cc: Guillaume Lelarge <guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info>, Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>, Quan Zongliang <quanzongliang(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Import: about ODBC data source
Date: 2009-01-14 16:21:37
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Hiroshi Saito wrote:
> Hi.
> 
>> I don't quite understand why we would want to use ODBC in pgAdmin. One
>> thing that makes pgAdmin great is its use of libpq. Can someone explain
>> me why we should use ODBC ?
> 
> I think that it will use when the Postgres itself has a linkserver
> function.
> Probably, it seems to be a SQLServer Manager.  :-)
> But, It seems that however, it is still far....

While that would be nice to have, I still think it would make a lot of
sense to be able to do it from pgAdmin as well. It's not at all uncommon
to load things from say an access database or even an excel spreadsheet,
and you don't necessarily want to have those on your db server...

//Magnus


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