[DB-SIG] ANN: eGenix mxODBC 3.3.4 - Python ODBC Database Interface
eGenix Team: M.-A. Lemburg
info at egenix.com
Wed Aug 12 12:03:41 CEST 2015
Python ODBC Database Interface
mxODBC is our commercially supported Python extension providing
ODBC database connectivity to Python applications
on Windows, Mac OS X, Unix and BSD platforms
with many advanced Python DB-API extensions and
full support of stored procedures
This announcement is also available on our web-site for online reading:
mxODBC provides an easy-to-use, high-performance, reliable and robust
Python interface to ODBC compatible databases such as MS SQL Server,
Oracle Database, IBM DB2, Informix and Netezza, SAP Sybase ASE and
Sybase Anywhere, Teradata, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, SAP MaxDB and
The "eGenix mxODBC - Python ODBC Database Interface" product is a
commercial extension to our open-source eGenix mx Base Distribution:
The 3.3.4 release of our mxODBC is a patch level release of our
popular Python ODBC Interface for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and
FreeBSD. It includes these enhancements and fixes:
MS SQL Server
* Added a work-around for MS SQL Server Native Client to be able to
support VARCHAR/VARBINARY(MAX) columns when using the Native Client
with direct execution mode or Python type binding mode. Thanks to
ZeOmega for reporting this.
* Added new helper singleton BinaryNull to allow binding a NULL to a
VARBINARY column with SQL Server in direct execution mode or Python
type binding mode (as used for FreeTDS). Using the usual None
doesn't work in those cases, since SQL Server does not accept a
VARCHAR data type as input for VARBINARY, except by using an
explicit "CAST(? AS VARBINARY)". mxODBC binds None as VARCHAR for
best compatibility, when not getting any type hints from the ODBC
* The various __version__ attributes in mxODBC are now automatically
updated during release. In the past, we sometimes missed updating a
few places when cutting releases.
For the full set of changes please check the mxODBC change log:
mxODBC 3.3 was released on 2014-04-08. Please see the full
announcement for highlights of the 3.3 release:
For the full set of features mxODBC has to offer, please see:
mxODBC is available in these two editions:
* The Professional Edition, which gives full access to all mxODBC features.
* The Product Development Edition, which allows including mxODBC in
applications you develop.
For a complete overview of the available editions, please see the
The download archives and instructions for installing the package can
be found at:
In order to use the eGenix mxODBC package you will first need to
install the eGenix mx Base package:
You can also simply use:
pip install egenix-mxodbc
and then get evaluation licenses from our website to try mxODBC:
Users are encouraged to upgrade to this latest mxODBC release to
benefit from the new features and updated ODBC driver support.
We have taken special care not to introduce backwards incompatible
changes, making the upgrade experience as smooth as possible.
Customers who have purchased mxODBC 3.3 licenses can continue to use
their licenses with this patch level release.
For upgrade purchases, we will give out 20% discount coupons going
from mxODBC 2.x to 3.3 and 50% coupons for upgrades from mxODBC 3.x to
3.3. Please contact the eGenix.com Sales Team with your existing
license serials for details for an upgrade discount coupon.
If you want to try the new release before purchase, you can request
30-day evaluation licenses by visiting our web-site
or writing to sales at egenix.com, stating your name (or the name of the
company) and the number of eval licenses that you need.
Commercial support for this product is available from eGenix.com.
for details about our support offerings.
About Python (http://www.python.org/):
Python is an object-oriented Open Source programming language
which runs on all modern platforms. By integrating ease-of-use,
clarity in coding, enterprise application connectivity and rapid
application design, Python establishes an ideal programming
platform for today's IT challenges.
About eGenix (http://www.egenix.com/):
eGenix is a database focused software project, consulting and
product company delivering expert services and professional
quality products for companies, Python users and developers.
Professional Python Services directly from the Source (#1, Aug 12 2015)
>>> Python Projects, Coaching and Consulting ... http://www.egenix.com/
>>> mxODBC Plone/Zope Database Adapter ... http://zope.egenix.com/
>>> mxODBC, mxDateTime, mxTextTools ... http://python.egenix.com/
::::: Try our mxODBC.Connect Python Database Interface for free ! ::::::
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