ANN: eGenix.com mxODBC Python Database Interface Version 2.0.5
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Thu Sep 19 13:30:20 EDT 2002
eGenix.com mxODBC Database Interface for Python 1.5.2 - 2.2
Full Source Python extension providing ODBC connectivity
to Python applications on Windows, Unix abd Linux
WHAT IS IT ?:
The mxODBC Database Interface allows users to connect from Python
to just about any database on the market today, on Windows, Unix
and Linux -- using just one interface to program against for all
supported databases and platforms. This makes mxODBC the ideal
basis for writing cross-platform database programs and
mxODBC is included in the eGenix.com mx COMMERCIAL Extension Package
for Python, the commercial part of the eGenix.com mx Extension Series,
a collection of professional quality software tools which enhance
Python's usability in many important areas such as ODBC database
connectivity, fast text processing, date/time processing and
web site programming. See http://www.egenix.com/ for details.
WHAT'S NEW ?
The 2.0.5 version introduces work-arounds for bugs in various
ODBC drivers to enhance the compatibility of mxODBC with
Unicode-aware ODBC drivers such as the latest MS Access and
MS SQL Server drivers.
EGENIX.COM MX COMMERCIAL PACKAGE OVERVIEW:
mxODBC - Generic ODBC 2.0-3.5 interface for Python
mxODBC is an extension package that provides a Python Database
API compliant interface to ODBC capable database drivers and
In addition to the capabilities provided through the standard DB
API it also gives access to a rich set of catalog methods which
allow you to scan the database for tables, procedures,
etc. Furthermore, it uses the mxDateTime package for date/time
value interfacing eliminating most of the problems these types
normally introduce (other in/output formats are available too).
mxODBC allows you to interface to more than one database from one
process, making inter-database interfacing very flexible and
The source version includes a varity of preconfigured setups for
many commonly used databases such as MySQL, Oracle, Informix,
Solid, SAP DB, Sybase ASA and ASE, DBMaker and many more. The
precompiled versions for Windows and Linux include the interfaces
to the standard ODBC manager on these platforms to allow for a
more easily configurable setup.
More details are available at:
WHERE CAN I DOWNLOAD IT ?
The download archives and instructions for installing the package can
be found at:
Note that in order to use the eGenix.com mx COMMERCIAL package you
will first need to install the eGenix.com mx BASE package which can
be downloaded from the same location.
WHERE CAN I BUY LICENSES ?
mxODBC is free for non-commercial use. Commercial users have to
buy licenses for continued use after a 30-day evaluation period.
Special licensing setups are available for commercial product
developers. Please see
WHERE CAN I GET SUPPORT ?
Commercial quality support for these packages is available from
eGenix.com. Please see
for details about our support offerings.
CEO eGenix.com Software GmbH
eGenix.com -- Makers of the Python mx Extensions: mxDateTime,mxODBC,...
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