How to access ODBC databases ?

Timothy Madden terminatorul at
Fri Sep 4 21:30:20 CEST 2009

Martin P. Hellwig wrote:
> Timothy Madden wrote:
> <cut>
>>  >>> conn = pyodbc.connect('DRIVER={PostgreSQL 
>> Unicode};Servername=;UID=pikantBlue;Database=pikantBlue')
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>   File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
>> pyodbc.Error: ('0', '[0] [nxDC (202) (SQLDriverConnectW)')
> Not sure (i.e. wild guess) but that line makes me think it has something 
> to do with the encoding, is it possible to try a different driver?
Thank you.

Slackware also comes with mysql, I guess I could try to install and 
register a driver for it in my unixODBC installation.

What about the encoding ? What should I be looking for in this case ?
Indeed when I try
    createdb --encoding=UTF-8 pikantBlue
I get the message that the server's /LC_TYPE settings require encoding 
to be LATIN1/. What should I do about it ? Should I have been more 
careful about the configure options when compiling postgresql ? I also 
tried pyodbc on Ubuntu with the database installed with apt-get and I 
still get the same problem.

Thank you
Timothy Madden

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