[DB-SIG] Oracle API
mike.guice at rbc.com
Mon May 9 14:20:46 CEST 2005
From: Miroslav Siket [mailto:miroslav.siket at gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2005 3:33 AM
To: Guice, Mike (Liberty)
Cc: andy47 at halfcooked.com; shday at yahoo.com; db-sig at python.org
Subject: Re: [DB-SIG] Oracle API
You can download Oracle Instant client with minimal set of required
libraries needed for either cx_Oracle od DCOracle2 to work. You can
download them directly from the Oracle web site. They have the rpms
On 5/5/05, mike.guice at rbc.com <mike.guice at rbc.com> wrote:
> Thanks all for your advice. Python is a really useful (down and dirty) language but is of course, still evolving.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andy Todd [mailto:andy47 at halfcooked.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 5:07 AM
> To: Stephen Day
> Cc: Guice, Mike (Liberty); db-sig at python.org
> Subject: Re: [DB-SIG] Oracle API
> Stephen Day wrote:
> > No need the have the Oracle client. There are a few
> > modules that should work listed here (not all
> > Oracle!):
> > http://www.python.org/topics/database/modules.html
> > I've used cx_Oracle with success.
> > Stephen Day
> > --- mike.guice at rbc.com wrote:
> >>Is it necessary to have the Oracle Client installed
> >>in a machine that wishes to connect to an Oracle
> >>database? If not, what are the requisite files for
> >>making the connection?
> >>Mike Guice
> >>Oracle DBA
> >>IBM USA
> The Python db-api modules (such as cx_Oracle and DCOracle2) still
> require you to have the Oracle client software installed.
> Oracle do ship a class (III or is it IV?) pure Java JDBC driver which
> you can use from Jython.
> The only other way I'm aware of that you can connect to an Oracle
> database is via ODBC. mxODBC is the cream of the Python crop here.
> From the desk of Andrew J Todd esq - http://www.halfcooked.com/
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