[DB-SIG] Examples on how to use mxODBC?
wnvcole at peppermillcas.com
Wed Oct 22 10:47:33 EDT 2003
From: jgoldtest [mailto:joe at bar-s.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2003 11:36 PM
To: db-sig at python.org
Subject: [DB-SIG] Examples on how to use mxODBC?
I've got to appologize for posting what must be a stupid question but so
far, I've been unable to figure it out for myself. I'm trying to learn web
development using python. I've tried out Zope, Twisted, and finally
Cherrypy. I work at a Microsoft shop but I'm trying go get them away from
.Net and into open source. I figure if I can learn it, I can make it easy
for everyone else by teaching it. I may have taken on too much. The
learning curve is steep!
I've taken a break from the Web stuff for a bit to try and figure out how to
access my database. Ideally, I'd just like a few lines to show what you
need to import, what objects and methods need to be executed to connect to a
database and execute a select statement. I guess I'd also be nice if it
could read through the returned records. I'm sure this is a really simple
thing to do but I can't find any working examples. I can find examples for
accessing MySQL but I don't know how to convert them to mx ODBC. I've
tried a number of things but nothing seems to work.
I've found old examples that use the ODBC 1.0 spec and start with lines like
"from calldll import odbc" but I can't find this "calldll" package. It's
all very confusing. I downloaded and installed the mx ODBC. I guess the
documentation is good if you already know what you're doing but it's been
pretty useless to me. There are NO example programs that I can find that
demonstrate step-by-step how you use it.
Anyway, a few pointers would be helpful. I'll try not to be a pest.
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