ANN: eGenix mxODBC Distribution 3.0.1 (mxODBC Database Interface)

eGenix Team: M.-A. Lemburg info at
Wed Aug 22 14:59:11 CEST 2007



      mxODBC Database Interface

                          Version 3.0.1

       Our commercially supported Python extension providing
        ODBC database connectivity to Python applications
                 on Windows and Unix platforms

This announcement is also available on our web-site for online reading:



The mxODBC Database Interface allows users to easily connect
Python applications to just about any database on the market
today - on both Windows and Unix platforms in a highly portable
and convenient way.  This makes mxODBC the ideal basis for writing
cross-platform database programs and utilities in Python.

mxODBC is included in the mxODBC Distribution
for Python, which is part of the mx Extension Series -
a collection of professional quality software tools aimed at enhancing
Python's usability in many important areas such as database
connectivity, fast text processing, date/time processing and
web site programming.

The package has proven its stability and usefulness in many mission
critical applications and various commercial settings all around
the world. It's been used in production for almost 10 years now.

* About Python:
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 todays IT challenges.

* About eGenix:
eGenix is a consulting and software product company focused on
providing professional quality services and products to Python
users and developers (



mxODBC 3.0.1 is a patch-level release and includes the following

Enhanced SQL Server ODBC driver support:

    * work-around for using Unicode parameters together with
    * bug-fix for cursor.stringformat setting when used with
    * improved compatibility by using non-padding character binding


    * added more documentation and an example of how to use the new
      connection and cursor error handlers.

      Error handlers were introduced in mxODBC 3.0.0 and allow for much
      greater control over how low-level errors in the interface are to
      be dealt with.

For the full set of changes please check the mxODBC change log.



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 are encouraged to upgrade to this latest mxODBC release, especially
if you are using MS SQL Server as database server.

Customers who have purchased mxODBC 3.0 licenses can download and
install this patch-level release on top of their existing installations.
The licenses will continue to work with version 3.0.1.

Users of mxODBC 2.0 will have to purchase new licenses from our online
shop in order to upgrade to mxODBC 3.0.1.

You can request 30-day evaluation licenses by writing to
sales at, stating your name (or the name of the company) and the
number of eval licenses that you need. We will then issue you licenses
and send them to you by email. Please make sure that you can receive ZIP
file attachments on the email you specify in the request, since the
license files are send out as ZIP attachments.



Commercial support for these packages is available from
Please see

for details about our support offerings.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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