ODBC Administrator

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DA-Steve, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. DA-Steve macrumors regular

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    #1
    Can anyone tell me what this icon is, it appeared after i ran one of those apple script icons on a jpeg ( open with makeoldphoto.exe or something like that)


    can i safely delete it?
     

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  2. compuwar macrumors 601

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    ODBC is a database connectivity protocol. I'd probably want to investigate why an applescript did that if it were my system.
     
  3. DA-Steve thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply, im not sure that it happened as a result of running the applescript. i just thought id put that in because it was the only thing i did that was out of the ordinary around the time i noticed it.
     
  4. compuwar macrumors 601

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    Typically, you get an ODBC tool when you install something that uses a backend database, or provides a backend database. Those sorts of things tend to want to be configured, and an ODBC tool lets you point your client at a specific database server.

    I'd really, really want to know what installed it and when- and to see if it's got anything in /Library or ~/Library that's configured.

    [Edit] Nevermind, it's shipped with OSX in Applications->Utilities.

    Just leave a copy in the original directory and don't worry about it.
     
  5. DA-Steve thread starter macrumors regular

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    had me worried for a minute there 0_0

    there was no ODBC in utilities so i just copied it back in there.

    Thanks for taking the time to help :)
     

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