cx_Oracle 4.3.1

Anthony Tuininga anthony.tuininga at
Wed Apr 18 19:35:36 CEST 2007

What is cx_Oracle?

cx_Oracle is a Python extension module that allows access to Oracle and
conforms to the Python database API 2.0 specifications with a few

Where do I get it?

What's new?

1) Ensure that if the client buffer size exceeds 4000 bytes that the
server buffer size does not as strings may only contain 4000 bytes;
this allows handling of multibyte character sets on the server as well
as the client.
2) Added support for using buffer objects to populate binary data and
made the Binary() constructor the buffer type as requested by Ken
3) Fix potential crash when using full optimization with some
compilers. Thanks to Aris Motas for noticing this and providing the
initial patch and to Amaury Forgeot d'Arc for providing an even
simpler solution.
4) Pass the correct charset form in to the write call in order to
support writing to national character set LOB values properly. Thanks
to Ian Kelly for noticing this discrepancy.

Anthony Tuininga

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