Getting data from DBIII

Steve Holden sholden at
Tue Jul 3 10:01:40 EDT 2001

"Doug Poulin" <dpoulin at> wrote in message
news:3B41CEFD.3BDB4F63 at
> Hi.
> Failry new to Python (have tried Perl, but....well, it's a long story).
> Anyway, our Sales people use ACT! for contact management.  I have
> created a small Python/Tkinter, so I got the forms looking pretty.   But
> I am having trouble using Python to get the data from the DB.  ACT uses
> DB3, so I'm looking for pointers.  I use Linux (RedHat 7.0) and Python
> 1.5.2.
> Any help?

Not familiar with DB3. If it offers and ODBC interface there are modules you
could use to access it. I'm not aware of a DB#-specific database module, but
that doesn't mean there isn't one.

Take a look at the DB SIG pages at to get an idea of
how databases are used from Python.


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