Jethro ODBC driver enables access to data stored in Jethro instances from Business Intelligence (BI) applications with ODBC support.
The following sections specify the steps required for the installation and configuration of Jethro ODBC driver:
Jethro ODBC drivers (64 bit and 32 bit) can be downloaded from the drivers download page.
To install the ODBC driver:
If Tableau is installed, Jethro ODBC driver installer will suggest to copy a jethro specific connection settings for Tableau, to the required Tableau directories. The following message will appear when the driver installation is completed:
*To learn more about Tableau's TDC, visit Tableau's documentation website.
Click Yes to allow ODBC installer to copy jethro.tdc to the correct location in Tableau.
If you choose No, Jethro will not work properly with Tableau until the tdc file is copied manually to the correct location for Tableau.
If you install the ODBC before Tableau is installed, and later on install Tableau, you need to manually copy the file jethro.tdc from Jethro ODBC driver installation path (by default, C:\Program Files\JethroData\JethroODBC) to the required location for Tableau, or the equivalent directory if you install it on a non-English file system.
To setup a DSN based connection to Jethro instance on Windows, configure a system DSN with the instance connection details.
For 64-bit: %systemdrive%\Windows\System32\Odbcad32.exe
For 32-bit: %systemdrive%\Windows\SysWoW64\Odbcad32.exe
2. Click the System DSN tab, as shown below.
3. Click Add to open the Create New Data Source pop-up. This pop-up includes a sample DSN called JethroODBC, which was automatically created during installation.
4. Double-click this DSN to open the JethroODBC configuration dialog.
(The following image displays a sample settings used to connect to a single Jethro server)
To connect to a single Jethro server, specify:
To connect to multiple Jethro servers, by using the driver client-side load balancing feature, specify:
In both cases, also specify:
5. To create additional DSN connections, repeat the previous steps.
Some BI applications allow setting up a DSN-less connection. The interface for setting up a DNS-less connection is BI tools specific, and it should generate a Jethro ODBC connection string. Jethro recommends using a DSN connection if possible, but some tools requires DSN-less connection string only.
The elements format of the connection string is:
If connection with the client is not successfully established, check the following troubleshooting suggestions:
Any general-purpose BI/SQL query tool that supports the SQL-92 standard should be able to connect with Jethro.
The instructions below refer to Tableau, Qlik Sense, MicroStrategy, and SAS JMP, but other tools would most probably require a similar process to establish that connection.