Two questions

Steve Holden sholden at
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
> questions:
> 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
> Win32all?
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 as your
starting point.  I also like mxDateTime, which is required anyway by


> <there-that-didn't-hurt-did-it>-ly y'rs,
> Ivan
> ----------------------------------------------
> Ivan Van Laningham
> Callware Technologies, Inc.
> Army Signal Corps:  Cu Chi, Class of '70
> Author:  Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours

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