ODBC is a complex API. I have covered only the basics of ODBC programming in this chapter. If you decide to write a client application using ODBC, I strongly recommend that you obtain one (or more) of the books in the "Resources" section that follows. Several of these books are devoted entirely to ODBC programming, whereas this chapter gives a short introduction aimed at writing simple applications against the PostgreSQL ODBC driver.

    Part II: Programming with PostgreSQL