ODBC stands for Open Database Connection. It is a Windows technology used to ease database use across applications.

Assistance Overriding Report Connections 2020-06-03
Connection Override Properties Tips If you are using an x86 version of The Report Viewer, you must used 32-bit database drivers. If... more
Solving Connection Issues in The Report Viewer: "Failed... 2019-04-04
Problem Ever get a "failed to connect" message. This will hopefully help you get it sorted out. Why Does This Happen? The Report... more
Tips and Tricks 2019-10-04
Here are some brief notes to help you get started. Connecting to Databases The software literally embeds... more
Using ODBC to Create Portable Database Connections (Use for... 2019-10-28
The purpose of The Report Viewer is to allow end users to refresh database connections. For the user to be able to refresh the reports,... more
Connecting to ODBC Data Source with The Report Viewer (Step... 2019-07-16
Update for 2019: Please note, newer versions of The Report Viewer require you to put the ODBC DataSource Name (DSN) into the server field... more
Overriding the Data Source Connection inside The Report View... 2019-07-16
You may need to connect a report to a data source that is similar in content and structure to the data source referenced in the report, but... more