gammu-smsd-odbc - gammu-smsd(1) backend using ODBC abstraction layer to use any
supported database as a message storage
New in version 1.29.92.
ODBC backend stores all data in any database supported by ODBC
parameters are defined by configuration (see gammu-smsdrc for description of
For tables description see gammu-smsd-tables.
This backend is based on gammu-smsd-sql.
On Microsoft Windows, Gammu uses native ODBC, on other platforms,
can be used.
Due to limits of the ODBC interface, Gammu can not reliably detect which SQL
engine it is connected to.
In most cases this can be solved by setting SQL
setting to correct
If that fails, you can also tweak the SQL queries to work in used SQL server,
see SQL Queries for more details. Still you should set SQL
matching SQL dialect.
Before running gammu-smsd you need to create necessary tables in the database.
You can use examples given in database specific backends parts of this manual
to do that.
You specify data source name (DSN) as Host
in gammu-smsdrc. The data
source is configured depending on your platform.
Please remember that SMSD might be running in different
context than your user (separate account on Linux or as as service on
Windows), so the ODBC DSN needs to be configured as system wide in this case
(system DSN on Windows or in global configuration on Linux).
On Microsoft Windows, you can find instructions on Microsoft website:
For unixODBC this is documented in the user manual:
Prior to starting SMSD you have to create tables it will use. Gammu ships SQL
scripts for several databases to do that:
service = sql
driver = odbc
host = dsn_of_your_database
sql = sql_variant_to_use
user = username
password = password
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