MS SQL Server Extension?

Frank Millman frank at chagford.com
Thu Apr 26 07:27:57 CEST 2007


On Apr 25, 9:44 am, Tim Golden <m... at timgolden.me.uk> wrote:
> Jack wrote:
> > Hi all, in my next project, my Python code needs to talk to an MS SQL
> > 2000 Server. Internet search gives mehttp://pymssql.sourceforge.net/
> > I wonder what module(s) people are using. My code runs on a Linux
> > box so the module has to build on Linux. Any hints/pointers are welcome.
>
> There are several modules around which will cover this.
> One of these days I'll take the post I'm about to write
> and stick it on a Wiki or something because I seem to
> write it about once every six months :)
>
> In no particular order:
>
> adodbapi - recently resurrected from moribundity (if
> that's a word); search the list archives because I
> can't remember who's working on it.
>
> + Win32 only (afaik)
> + Covers all sorts of things as well as MSSQL
> + Allows for passthrough authentication
>
> - Used to have some slight flakiness in it. Bloke
> who's taken over maintenance says he's patched and
> simplified things. Haven't tried it since.
>
> pymssql -http://pymssql.sf.net
>
> + Win32 & Linux (via FreeTDS)
>
> - Doesn't allow passthrough authentication
> - Has some issues with Unicode
>
> pyodbc -http://pyodbc.sf.net
> (a recent runner)
>
> + Win32 & Linux (via whatever *nix ODBC package)
> + Apparently more actively maintained than pymssql
> + (Is currently the favoured front-runner among the
> sqlalchemy devs)
>
> - Lacks .nextset (in case that's important to you)
>
> Other contenders:
>
> mxODBC - Commercial License but a very strong
> and long-standing candidate. Lacks .nextset
> support. Works on *nix via iODBC etc.
>
> Object Craft MSSQL - Worked well for me for years
> but they seemed to have abandoned it of late.
> Still there. Still works. But no binaries beyond
> Python 2.3. (I did try to recompile using MingW
> but couldn't get it to work). Works on *nix via
> FreeTDS.
>
> TJG

An addition to the above list is the odbc module from the win32all
package. I use this, and although it is not 100% DB-API 2.0 compliant,
I find it quite satisfactory.

Google Groups seems to be running about 12 hours behind, so my
apologies if this has already been mentioned.

Frank Millman




More information about the Python-list mailing list