Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Clear questions and runnable code
get the best and fastest answer
 
PerlMonks  

comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I had used Win32::ODBC; on NT machines for a while. It always worked fine for me. Then I had to start using DBI, cause of a new job. While I think Win32::ODBC was easier to learn, once I learned DBI, it made it easier to deal with more complicated tasks. Plus if you ever have to move the application to a *nix machine you wont have to re-code your database programs.

Another benifit of DBI is that it is much more widely supported, which means more people will be able to help you out of a jam.

So if you feel more comfortable with ODBC, then stick with it, but I, and prolly most eveyone here would recomend learn DBI.

To answer you question more directly, Yes, you can make DBI use the ODBC(seperate from Win32::ODBC) interface to get to an Access DB on NT.

-thabenksta
my $name = 'Ben Kittrell'; $name=~s/^(.+)\s(.).+$/\L$1$2/g; my $nick = 'tha' . $name . 'sta';

In reply to Re: ODBC vs DBI by thabenksta
in thread ODBC vs DBI by SageMusings

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Are you posting in the right place? Check out Where do I post X? to know for sure.
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags. Currently these include the following:
    <code> <a> <b> <big> <blockquote> <br /> <dd> <dl> <dt> <em> <font> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <hr /> <i> <li> <nbsp> <ol> <p> <small> <strike> <strong> <sub> <sup> <table> <td> <th> <tr> <tt> <u> <ul>
  • Snippets of code should be wrapped in <code> tags not <pre> tags. In fact, <pre> tags should generally be avoided. If they must be used, extreme care should be taken to ensure that their contents do not have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor intervention).
  • Want more info? How to link or or How to display code and escape characters are good places to start.
Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Domain Nodelet?
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others meditating upon the Monastery: (2)
As of 2022-10-05 21:02 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?
    My preferred way to holiday/vacation is:











    Results (25 votes). Check out past polls.

    Notices?