difficulty connecting to networked oracle database

Paul McNett p at ulmcnett.com
Thu Jul 21 17:49:17 CEST 2005

yahibble wrote:
> Now, I am no Python expert but I have dabbled and I have spent a
> couple of days with another engineer unsuccessfully installing oracle
> drivers for MS ODBC on the win XP machine.
> It looked to me like ODBC was the best way to get a (free) python
> module to upload data to an oracle database table. Aside from
> installing oracle clients to ODBC being a pain, I would like to
> consider other ways to connect.
> Has anyone had experiences with Python connecting to oracle from Win
> XP? I have searched the 'net for various modules and discussions but
> have no success thus far.

I don't have specific experience with Oracle and Python, but I do know 
that using Python's DB-API is usually the best way to go. For Oracle, 
everyone seems to be using cx_oracle, a Python package freely 
downloadable from:


ODBC isn't really the best solution for Python programs.

Paul McNett

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