Send SMS messages from PostgreSQL User
In this chapter you can learn
how to send and receive messages using a PostgreSQL database with
the Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway software. You will be provided with
the connection string for the PostgreSQL database, instructions on the ODBC
driver installation, with a link to a PostgreSQL database driver download
page, and the create table script.
Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway allows you to send and receive SMS
messages using a database server with the help of SQL queries. The software
supports, among others, the PostgreSQL database.
For SMS messaging with a PostgreSQL database you need to
install and appropriately configure a database user in the Ozeki NG - SMS
Gateway program. Also, you need a PostgreSQL database server, in which you
have to create an ozekimessageout
and an ozekimessagein table for outgoing and incoming messages.
You can install and configure a PostgreSQL user on the
graphical user interface of the software.
The installation and configuration of a PostgreSQL user is similar to
that of any other database user.
To find out how to install and configure a database user,
check out the Database User page.
As the PostgreSQL database requires
Open DataBase Connectivity (ODBC), select Odbc in the Connection
string type dropdown menu (Figure 1).
Replace the default database
connection string with the one for the PostgreSQL database in the
Connection string template (Figure 1):
Modify the variables in the connection string according to
ODBC Driver Installation
Figure 1 - Specifying the connection string for the MySQL database
As mentioned above, for using a PostgreSQL database you need
Open DataBase Connectivity between your database server and Ozeki NG - SMS
For this connectivity, you need to set up an ODBC driver.
The PostgreSQL driver is called psqlODBC.
Installation of the psqlODBC driver
Download the psqlODBC database driver
from the Internet. You can use the following link:
Install the downloaded psqlODBC database driver by
launching the downloaded exe file. The installation is
similar to that of any Windows application. To move
from one dialog box to the next,
just click the Next and the OK button during the setup.
You can create the ozeki message tables in Postgre SQL using
the following script.
Postgre SQL create table script:
CREATE TABLE ozekimessagein
CREATE TABLE ozekimessageout
If you want to work with larger messages, you can increase the size of the msg
field, or you may also change it's data type.
It is strongly recommended to maintain an index in the
database for the 'id' field of the outgoing SMS table to support SQL updates.
Postgre SQL creates index fields by default.
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