sholden at bellatlantic.net
Tue Apr 4 17:55:03 EDT 2000
Ivan Van Laningham wrote:
> Hi All--
> I'm finally getting a chance to use Python at work. I have two
> 1) Is there a way to run silent (i.e., we determine where things go and
> the customer never sees any wizards) installs of Python, Tcl/Tk and
I'll have to leave this to the cognoscenti: I just ran the standard install.
> 2) What stuff do I need to use msaccess with Python? Do I need to use
> Win32all, or can I use Tkinter for my (minimal) GUI, with msaccess?
Win32all might be more appropriate if you want to drive Access as a COM
object, but if you just need access to it as a data source, ODCB is going
to give you most of what you want.
I would recommend, from personal experience, the mxODBC module, written
by Marc-Andre Lemburg. There's no reason why you shouldn't mix this
with Tkinter GUI code. It works fine alongside wxPython window interfaces.
See http://starship.python.net/crew/lemburg/mxExtensions.html as your
starting point. I also like mxDateTime, which is required anyway by
> <there-that-didn't-hurt-did-it>-ly y'rs,
> Ivan Van Laningham
> Callware Technologies, Inc.
> Army Signal Corps: Cu Chi, Class of '70
> Author: Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours
"Bulding information systems just because it's fun."
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