eGenix.com mxODBC Database Package for Python Version 2.0.1
Full Source Python extensions providing important and useful services for Python programmers.
WHAT IS IT ?:
The eGenix.com mxODBC Database Package for Python is part of the eGenix.com mx Extension Series for Python, a collection of professional quality software tools which enhance Python's usability in many important areas such as ODBC database connectivity, fast text processing, date/time processing and web site programming.
WHAT'S NEW ?
This patch release fixes a few problems which were found by users on Windows platforms:
* Execution of SQL commands lead to a hanging Python processes for some users.
* Handling of date/time values resulted in exceptions on some Windows configurations.
Due to popular demand, I am now also providing precompiled Windows binaries for the older Python 1.5.2 version. Binaries for Python 2.1 will be announced after its final release.
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EGENIX.COM MX COMMERCIAL PACKAGE OVERVIEW:
mxODBC - Generic ODBC 2.0-3.5 interface for Python
mxODBC is an extension package that provides a Python Database API compliant interface to ODBC capable database drivers and managers.
In addition to the capabilities provided through the standard DB API it also gives access to a rich set of catalog methods which allow you to scan the database for tables, procedures, etc. Furthermore, it uses the mxDateTime package for date/time value interfacing eliminating most of the problems these types normally introduce (other in/output formats are available too).
mxODBC allows you to interface to more than one database from one process, making inter-database interfacing very flexible and reliable.
The source version includes a varity of preconfigured setups for many commonly used databases such as MySQL, Oracle, Informix, Solid, SAP DB, Sybase ASA and ASE, DBMaker and many more. The precompiled versions for Windows and Linux include the interfaces to the standard ODBC manager on these platforms to allow for a more easily configurable setup.
More details are available at:
WHERE CAN I GET IT ?
The download archives and instructions for installing the packages can be found at:
Note that in order to use mxODBC you will also need to install the eGenix.com mx BASE package which can be downloaded from the same location.
WHAT DOES IT COST ?
mxODBC comes with a licenses which allows non-commercial use at no charge, but costs a moderate fee for commercial use. Please see
for details. The package comes with full source code.
WHERE CAN I GET SUPPORT ?
Commercial quality support for these packages is available from eGenix.com Software GmbH. Please see
for details about the eGenix support offerings.
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