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Install the ODBC Driver on Windows


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Use this procedure to obtain the Microsoft Windows ODBC driver and install it.

The ODBC driver for Windows requires:
  • Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2013

You will be prompted to install it during installation of the driver if it isn't already installed.

It is important to note the following about the ODBC login information:

  • Database username: This is the name of a ThoughtSpot user with administrator permissions. This is not the machine login username.
  • Database password: This is the ThoughtSpot user password. This is not the machine login password.
To obtain and install the ODBC driver for Windows: 
  1. Click Here to download the ODBC driver onto your Windows workstation.
  2. Unzip the file you downloaded.
  3. There are two different Windows ODBC installers included in the file you downloaded. Choose the installer for your version of Windows:
    • ThoughtSpotODBC (x86).msi for Windows 32-bit
    • ThoughtSpotODBC (x64).msi for Windows 64-bit
  4. Double click the .msi file to start the installation.
  5. You will see a security warning. Select Yes to continue.

    Figure: Allow the ODBC Installer to run

  6. Click Next to continue.

    Figure: The ODBC Installer

  7. Accept the End User License Agreement (EULA), and click Next.
  8. Specify the destination folder where the driver will be installed.

    Figure: Enter the destination folder

  9. Enter the ThoughtSpot server details, and click Next.
    • For Server(s), provide a comma separated list of the IP addresses of each node on the ThoughtSpot instance.

      If you need to obtain the IP addresses of the nodes in the cluster, you can run the command tscli node ls from the Linux shell on the ThoughtSpot instance.

    • For Database, optionally specify the database to use. If you skip this entry, you'll need to provide the database each time you connect using ODBC.

    Figure: Enter server and database for ODBC

  10. Confirm that the install can begin by clicking Install.
  11. You will see a confirmation message when the installation has finished. Click Finish.

    Figure: Installation was successful

  12. If you need to make changes to the ODBC configuration later, you can Change the ODBC Configuration on Windows.
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