odbc script

Chris splungent at aol.com
Tue Dec 21 05:09:27 CET 2004

Thanks Benji,
                      I took your advice and added in the conn.commit() into 
the script but still had the same problem.  I did some digging around the 
odbc documentation and found this bug:
4. Hirendra Hindocha also reports: inserting a single row into a table 
doesn't work properly unless one specifically deallocates the cursor.
for example the following code snippet -
conn = odbc.odbc(str)
cur = conn.cursor()
sql = 'insert into abc_table values(1,2,'abc')
conn.close()doesn't work, unless you add the following lines

cur = None
conn = None at the end of the above code snippet. Tracing with ODBC and a 
look into odbc.cpp shows that sqlfreestmt is not being called until the 
explicit deallocation is done. [Note however, Bill Tutt seems to think that 
this problem implies a problem with the specific ODBC driver, rather than 
with the ODBC implementation of Python. I haven't a clue!]

I figured what the heck and added in the 2 lines specified:
cur = None
conn = None
and sure enough it worked after that!  I am not sure why but figure that 
when the last loop goes through it is as if it is updating 1 single row?????
Either way it works now.  Thanks for the help as I am sure I needed the 
conn.commit() as well.


"Benji York" <benji at benjiyork.com> wrote in message 
news:mailman.8037.1103465926.5135.python-list at python.org...
> Chris wrote:
>> what ever is the last loop through doesn't seem to update the
>> database?
> Try a conn.commit() after your loop.
> --
> Benji York 

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