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

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Win32::ODBC

The Win32::ODBC extension requires that 32-bit ODBC (version 2.5 or later) be installed on your machine. This is very important and evidently not so obvious to some users. ODBC may or may not be installed on your machine, depending on which applications are installed. Usually, installing something like Microsoft’s Office suite will install a compatible version. If you need to install ODBC, you can obtain it from http://www.microsoft.com/odbc/. It is easy to get sidetracked at Microsoft’s ODBC web page because it also promotes other services such as ADO, OLEDB, RDO, Universal Database Services, and others. It is important to note that most of these services rely on ODBC and are not replacements for it.

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