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Sean O'Leary
February 12, 2002 12:08
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At 01:41 PM 2/12/2002, you wrote:
>I know there is a Win32::ODBC module, and I think there is a DBI::ODBC?

Well, there's DBD::ODBC.

DBI is the independent interface, that is, independent of any particular 
database.  On the back end of that, DBD::* modules plug in to provide 
functionality for each specific database.  To see what DBD's are available, 
you could look here:

Hey... there was a new version of DBD::ODBC released 2 days ago!  :)

But the beauty of it is, you spend all of your time talking to DBI, and 
don't have to worry about dealing with a different interface to each 
database.  You just have to worry about data source names and SQL dialects, 
but hey, who said life was fair.

Hope this helps,


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