is an extension package that provides a
Python Database API-compliant interface to ODBC 2.0-capable database drivers and
Apart from implementing the standard Database API interface, it also
gives access to a rich set of catalog methods that allow you to scan
for tables, procedures, and so forth. Furthermore, it uses the
mxDateTime package for date/time value interfacing
eliminating most of the problems these types normally introduce
(other I/O formats are available too).
The latest versions of the package allow you to interface to more than one database from one process. It includes a variety of preconfigured setups for many commonly used databases such as MySQL, Oracle, Informix, Solid, and many more. A precompiled version of the extension for the Windows ODBC manager is also included.
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