Re: Open Database Connectivity

  • From: "Alberto Dell'Era" <alberto.dellera@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gspier@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2006 14:33:46 +0100

ODBC is a "standard API for accessing databases",
not really a tool - the idea is to have a common set
of methods for accessing databases, "independent"
from the database.

Same thing the Java people did with JDBC, which is
a closely related technology.

A good starting point (with pointers to various docs at the bottom):


On 11/5/06, August Spier <gspier@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Does anybody remember what was the original function of ODBC ?

I am working with a development shop that is porting their Windows
application to Solaris and now are in a quandary over the Solaris
analogy to ODBC.  It was my uninformed opinion that ODBC was a tool
for developers to use to simplify the programming process.  So, from
my point of view, when one ports to Solaris, all the complexity of
dealing with the Windows operating system is no longer an issue and
any relatively accomplished sql programmer should be able to
accomplish required tasks without reliance on tools like this.

But as I say, that's an uninformed opinion and google searches return
'way too many articles to paw through.  Can someone point to a
document of two that is rather more authoritative?



Alberto Dell'Era
"Per aspera ad astra"

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