open data access (ODA)
A technology that handles communication between a data source and an application. ODA provides interfaces for creating data drivers to establish connections, access metadata, and execute queries to retrieve data. ODA also provides interfaces to integrate query builder tools within an application designer tool. The Eclipse Data Tools Project plug-ins provide ODA to Actuate BIRT technology. Actuate BIRT iServer System and the IO Design perspective can use Eclipse plug-ins to implement ODA capability.
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Actuate BIRT iServer, Actuate BIRT technology, application, connection, data, data source, Eclipse, interface, IO Design perspective, metadata, open data access (ODA) driver, plug-in, query

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