ODBC Driver for Amazon Redshift

Connection String Options - ODBC Driver for Amazon Redshift

Amazon Redshift ODBC Connection String Options

The following table lists the connection string options for Amazon Redshift.

Option Description

Server

Serves to supply the server name for login.

Port

Used to specify the port number for the connection. 5439 by default.

Username

Used to supply a user name for login.

Password

Used to supply a password for login.

Database

Used to set the name of the database

MinFetchRows

Respectively, if the SQL_ATTR_ROW_ARRAY_SIZE attribute value is less than MinFetchRows, then the number of rows queried from the server will equal MinFetchRows. Otherwise - it will be equal to SQL_ATTR_ROW_ARRAY_SIZE.

In order to make the driver to query from the server exactly the same number of rows as specified in the SQL_ATTR_ROW_ARRAY_SIZE attribute, it is enough to set the MinFetchRows parameter to 0. However, in this case, you should take into account, that the SQL_ATTR_ROW_ARRAY_SIZE value is 1 by default, and therefore performance decreases dramatically at this value.

Advanced Settings

Option Description

Allow NULL strings

To retrieve metadata, not all parameters according to MSDN can accept a null value. If NULL, the driver should return an error. But some 3rd-party tools pass NULL to the parameters. These options should be enabled for compatibility with such tools.

Empty strings as NULL

Connection Timeout

The time (in seconds) to wait for a connection to open before terminating an attempt. The default value is 15.

IP Version The Internet Protocol Version.
ivIPv4
The default value. Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) is used.
ivIPv6
Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) is used.
ivIPBoth
Either Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) or Version 4 (IPv4) is used.
Note: When the property is set to ivIPBoth, a connection attempt is made via IPv6 if it is enabled in the operating system. If the connection attempt fails, a new connection attempt is made via IPv4.

ODBC Behavior

Used to set the behavior corresponding to the ODBC specification version that a third-party tool expects. The behavior of ODBC driver can be changed by setting a value for the SQL_ATTR_ODBC_VERSION attribute by calling the SQLSetEnvAttr function. But some third-party tools expect the driver to exhibit ODBC 2.x behavior, but forget to call SQLSetEnvAttr with the specified version or pass an incorrect value there. In this case, the required behavior can be explicitly specified in the Connection String by setting the ODBC Behavior parameter. The possible values are:

  • Default - default ODBC behavior determined by a third-party tool.
  • Ver 2.x - ODBC 2.x behavior is explicitly set.
  • Ver 3.x - ODBC 3.x behavior is explicitly set.

String Types

Sets the string value types returned by the driver as Default, Ansi or Unicode.

  • Default - the driver defines the string types.
  • Ansi - all string types will be returned as SQL_CHAR, SQL_VARCHAR and SQL_LONGVARCHAR.
  • Unicode - all string types will be returned as SQL_WCHAR, SQL_WVARCHAR and SQL_WLONGVARCHAR.

The option value should be changed if any third-party tool supports only Ansi string types or Unicode ones.

RegionalNumberSettings

Enables the use of local regional settings when converting numbers to strings.

RegionalDateTimeSettings

Enables the use of local regional settings when converting dates and times to strings.

Sample Amazon Redshift ODBC Connection String

DRIVER={Devart ODBC Driver for Redshift};Data Source=Your_Redshift_server;Port=5439;User ID=Your_Redshift_username;Password=Your_Redshift_password;Database=Database_name

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