[DB-SIG] Oracle API

Andy Todd andy47 at halfcooked.com
Thu May 5 14:27:42 CEST 2005

Gerhard Häring wrote:
> Andy Todd wrote:
>>[...] 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.
> The Oracle ODBC driver (be it from Microsoft or from Oracle) both need 
> an Oracle client installation, too.
> I've also once seen a third-party offering a commercial Oracle client 
> library with small footprint that does *not* depend on any client stuff 
> from Oracle corp. IIRC they had C and/or C++ bindings. But I don't know 
> the exact Google triggers for finding it ...
> -- Gerhard

Or you could just download the ODBC driver itself (which I presume comes 
bundled with the appropriate Oracle DLLs);


Personally, I'd bite the bullet and install the Oracle client and 
cx_Oracle, it's how I do all of my Oracle work.

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