[FRPythoneers] Databases

PC Drew drewpc at colorado.edu
Wed Aug 9 21:38:24 MDT 2000

you're welcome to take a look at my project description at

Basically I'm writing a Domain User Administration System and I want
to pull from user information (such as a user's uid) from a database.
 I want to allow for the fact that the user might not have a database
at all (then I'd use some sort of DBM), a user might have Oracle,
Sybase, MySQL, etc.  Or a user might want the information stored in

I want to write my code in such a manner that no matter what OS and
what database the user will use, my code will still work.  Hence the
"database abstraction layer".  I'm not sure that ODBC is the way to
go...but then again, I'm not a database guru.

PC Drew

Thus spake Evelyn Mitchell on Wednesday, August 09, 2000, 9:31:24 PM:

EM> Are you planning on using more than one type of database?

EM> I'm not sure if you mean that you're thinking of 'database
EM> abstraction layer' == ODBC.

EM> Could you tell us a bit more about what you're trying to do?

EM> Thanks
EM> Evelyn

EM> On Wed, Aug 09, 2000 at 06:59:09PM -0600, PC Drew wrote:
>> I'm interested in implementing some sort of database abstraction layer
>> for an application that I'm writing.  Is the DB-API 2.0 the way to go?
>>  The python website says that there's an interface to Informix,
>> Sybase, Oracle, and MySQL.
>> Any ideas?  Any suggestions?
>> -- 
>> PC Drew
>>   "I lived through the IPO Rush of '99"
>>      - T-shirt c. 2034
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