ANN: eGenix mxODBC 3.3.1 - Python ODBC Database Interface

eGenix Team: M.-A. Lemburg info at
Wed Jul 9 09:40:56 CEST 2014




                   Python ODBC Database Interface

                           Version 3.3.1

    mxODBC is our commercially supported Python extension providing
         ODBC database connectivity to Python applications
            on Windows, Mac OS X, Unix and BSD platforms

This announcement is also available on our web-site for online reading:



mxODBC provides an easy-to-use, high-performance, reliable and robust
Python interface to ODBC compatible databases such as MS SQL Server,
MS Access, Oracle Database, IBM DB2 and Informix , Sybase ASE and
Sybase Anywhere, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SAP MaxDB and many more:

The "eGenix mxODBC - Python ODBC Database Interface" product is a
commercial extension to our open-source eGenix mx Base Distribution:



The 3.3.1 release of our mxODBC is a patch level release of our
popular Python ODBC Interface for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and
FreeBSD. It includes these enhancements and fixes:

Installation Enhancements

 * Added web installer package to the Python Package Index (PyPI)
   which simplifies installation.

   In addition to the usual ways of installing mxODBC, we have
   uploaded a web installer to PyPI, so that it is now also possible
   to use one of these installation methods on all supported platforms
   (Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X):

   - easy_install egenix-mxodbc via PyPI
   - pip install egenix-mxodbc via PyPI
   - egg reference in zc.buildout via PyPI
   - running "python install" in the unzipped web installer
     archive directory

   The web installer will automatically detect the platform and choose
   the right binary download package for you. All downloads are
   verified before installation.

Driver Compatibility

SQL Server

 * Fixed a problem with custom errorhandlers set at connection time,
   which could result in warnings not being ignored during
   connect. SQL Server raises such warnings during connect, so this
   fix will restore mxODBC 3.2 behavior for SQL Server.

 * Documented a solution for a problem with the SQL Server 2012 parser
   complaining about not being able to deduce types of some operations
   using more than one bound variable, e.g. "col1 >= ? + ?".


 * Improved the Teradata ODBC driver setup instructions to address
   some common gotchas when setting up mxODBC to work with these

 * Fixed a problem with Teradata and the test suite which resulted in
   an error "[Teradata][ODBC Teradata Driver] Beyond
   SQL_ACTIVE_STATEMENTS limit". The driver needs an explicit call to
   cursor.flush() to close any open result sets before running commits
   or rollbacks.


 * Fixed a problem in cursor.getcolattributes() that caused errors to
   be ignored.

 * Added better protection against ODBC driver bugs in getenvattr().

 * Fixed an attribute error when using the NamespaceRowFactory

 * Fixed a deprecation warning when using the NamespaceRowFactory

 * Prepared mxODBC for two digit Python patch level numbers,
   ie. 2.7.10.

 * Fixed prebuilt archives to also work correctly with easy_install.

 * Added dependency on egenix-mx-base, so that easy_install and pip
   automatically install the mx Base package as well.

For the full set of changes please check the mxODBC change log:



mxODBC 3.3 was released on 2014-04-08. Please see the full
announcement for highlights of the 3.3 release:

For the full set of features mxODBC has to offer, please see:



mxODBC is available in these two editions:

 * The Professional Edition, which gives full access to all mxODBC features.

 * The Product Development Edition, which allows including mxODBC in
   applications you develop.

For a complete overview of the available editions, please see the
product page:



The download archives and instructions for installing the package can
be found at:

In order to use the eGenix mxODBC package you will first need to
install the eGenix mx Base package:



Users are encouraged to upgrade to this latest mxODBC release to
benefit from the new features and updated ODBC driver support.

We have taken special care not to introduce backwards incompatible
changes, making the upgrade experience as smooth as possible.

Customers who have purchased mxODBC 3.3 licenses can continue to use
their licenses with this patch level release.

For upgrade purchases, we will give out 20% discount coupons going
from mxODBC 2.x to 3.3 and 50% coupons for upgrades from mxODBC 3.x to
3.3. Please contact the Sales Team with your existing
license serials for details for an upgrade discount coupon.

If you want to try the new release before purchase, you can request
30-day evaluation licenses by visiting our web-site

or writing to sales at, stating your name (or the name of the
company) and the number of eval licenses that you need.



Commercial support for this product is available from
Please see

for details about our support offerings.



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