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From: Sean O'Leary
February 12, 2002 12:08
Message ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
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,