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

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Summary

Interacting with databases is not very difficult, but having to interact with several potentially different databases can cause nightmares because of a lack of conformity across them.

The ODBC API is commonly found on Win32 machines, and it addresses this issue of database conformity. By using ODBC, a programmer can create huge scripts that will work with any database and that can be easily transported from machine to machine.

The Win32::ODBC extension has provided thousands of CGI, administrative, and other types of scripts with access to ODBC. This extension provides a relatively thin layer of abstraction from the ODBC API that is ideal for anyone who is prototyping an application in Perl that will be programmed in C or C++ to access ...

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