advice for perl expert wanting to learn python

David Fraser davidf at sjsoft.com
Fri Aug 6 16:39:28 CEST 2004


Harry George wrote:
> David Fraser <davidf at sjsoft.com> writes:
>>Zeljko Vrba wrote:
>>>And most important thing, how does Python deal with database
>>>connectivity?
>>>Is there a single API (akin to DBI) for connecting to databases?
>>>How does Python support the following databases:
>>>- Oracle
>>>- Postgres
>>>- MySQL
>>>- SQLServer (maybe using freetds?)
>>>- ODBC connectivity (connecting to MS Access)
>>>
>>
>>I have used Oracle, SQLServer and Access via ADO - try adodpapi.sf.net
>>which is a wrapper for ADO to the Python DB-API.
>>But note that you may well not be able to use any of this database
>>stuff from IronPython
>>
>>David
> 
> 
> More cross-platform and cross-DBMS is to code to the DB-API 2.0:
> http://www.python.org/topics/database/

Thats why I said to look at adodbapi.sourceforge.net although I misspelt 
it - it is DB-API 2.0 compliant.

David



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