The Virtuoso Virtual Database engine uses ODBC as the connectivity mechanism for linking remote database objects into its local schema. Thus an ODBC to ODBC Bridge Driver must be available with a suitably configured DSN for connecting to the target database. The OpenLink ODBC to ODBC Bridge Drivers have been used in this document, although in theory any ODBC to ODBC Bridge Driver can be used.

Installation instructions for the OpenLink ODBC Driver for ODBC to ODBC Bridge are available from: Product Installation & Basic Configuration (ODBC)