[python-win32] ODBC and Oracle

Dean Allen Provins dprovins at tridentexploration.ca
Wed Jun 28 23:35:06 CEST 2006


Is there a trick to adding a Python ODBC connection to Oracle?

Under Windows, with Python's "odbc" module, I can see MS Access (twice), 2
system databases that the IT people created. and at various times. dbase and
excel as data sources.

Curiously, the list of sources varies with my attempts to see what's available.
 The code I used was:

import odbc
for i in range (100):
    odbc.SQLDataSources (i)
    print i

This prints the data source and the index at which it was found.  A sample
listing looks like:

('PMO_RO', 'Oracle in OraHome92')
('MS Access Database', 'Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)')
('MS Access Database', 'Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)')
('CMS', 'Oracle in OraHome92')

Note the repetition.  Note also that while Access always appears, the other two
may be replaced by 'dbase' or 'excel' (very curious).

I've tried to add the Oracle odbc module to the "data source Administrator' for
the database I want to access, but it refuses to appear.

Any ideas?



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