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Win32 Perl Programming: The Standard Extensions, Second Edition by Dave Roth

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Chapter 7. Data Access

For most administrators, their jobs take their Perl programming into realms of maintaining user accounts and managing servers. More and more administrators are finding it important to write scripts that interact with databases, however, whether for web-based common gateway interface (CGI) scripts or for querying administrative databases for reports.

Many Perl modules and extensions support databases, such as the variations of xDBM_File and libraries for SQL Server, Sybase, Oracle, MySQL, Dbase, and various others. A couple of Win32-specific extensions, however, marry the Win32 platform with generic database services such as ODBC. This chapter provides an overview on using the Win32::ODBC extension.

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