Quick Start

Quick Start

Quick Start on Windows

  1. Download the ODataDB package.
  2. Unzip it to any folder on a local drive.
  3. Run odatadb.exe in the odatadb subfolder.

You have to see the following console app:

ODataDB Console on Windows

If you do not see the console, download and install the Hosting Bundle which includes the .NET Core Runtime and IIS support at

https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet-core/3.1

When you see the console app, open the URL: http://localhost:5002

You have to see the index page:

ODataDB Samples

You may play with samples. ODataDB loads data from an online SQL Server database.

For example, try the s02_cashbook table:

ODataDB s02.cashbook

Then add a connection string into the appsettings.Production.json file using the mssql connection as a template:

  "ConnectionStrings": {
    "mssql": {
      "ProviderName": "System.Data.SqlClient",
      "ConnectionString": "Data Source=mssql.savetodb.com;Initial Catalog=AzureDemo90;User ID=user;Pwd=pass"
    },

You may add a connection string for an SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, DB2, or NuoDB database.

For example, you may add a test connection string:

    "test": {
      "ProviderName": "System.Data.SqlClient",
      "ConnectionString": "Data Source=.\SQLEXPRESS;Initial Catalog=TestDatabase;User ID=user;Pwd=pass"
    },

Close and open the console app odatadb.exe.

Try to connect to your database.

For example, if you have created the 'test' connection string, open the link like http://localhost:5002/edit/test/

That's all. You have created a working sample, and you may install ODataDB under IIS.

Quick Start on Linux

  1. Download the ODataDB package.
  2. Unzip it and copy the odatadb folder to the /var/www folder.
  3. Go to the /var/www/odatadb folder and run: dotnet odatadb.dll

You have to see the following response:

ODataDB Console on Linux

If ODataDB cannot start, install the ASP.NET Core Runtime using instructions at

https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet-core/3.1

When you started ODataDB, try to get data using a command like this:

curl http://localhost:5002/v4/mssql-023/s02_cashbook

You have to see data from an online SQL Server database.

That's all for now. Press Ctrl-C to close the app. See how to install ODataDB on Linux.

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