ODBC in web pages

Marcos Sánchez Provencio rapto at arrakis.es
Sat Jun 2 02:57:15 EDT 2001

Gilles Lenfant wrote:
> 'mydata' should be a system DSN. If it'a a user DSN (for you) and your web
> server runs from another user's account... No connection is possible.
> It's perhaps your problem.

Watch out for the use of network mapped drives (if the DSN uses a file,
as in MS Access)

> You should prefer mxOdbc which API is 99% DBI 2.0 compliant in place of the
> default odbc service that comes with PythonWin.
> http://www.lemburg.com/files/python/mxODBC.html

It must be pointed out that mxODBC has a commercial license, though. I
have nothing against commercial software (it pays my bills), but the
fact has to be considered (the "should" sounded funny).

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