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Part VII: Appendixes > The ODBC Driver Manager

C.2. The ODBC Driver Manager

The purpose of the ODBC Driver Manager is to manage communication between the application and the driver. The application communicates directly with the Driver Manager, which in turn either processes the command or sends it on (with or without some modification) to the driver. (It is possible for an application to communicate directly with a driver, but this is not usual.)

Generally, the Driver Manager just passes API function calls from the application to the correct driver. However, it does implement some API functions and also performs some basic error checking. In particular, it is responsible for implementing the following driver/data source information functions:


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