ANN: eGenix mxODBC - Python ODBC Database Interface 3.0.3

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eGenix Team: M.-A. Lemburg


ANNOUNCING mxODBC - Python ODBC Database Interface

Version 3.0.3

mxODBC is our commercially supported Python extension providing
ODBC database connectivity to Python applications
on Windows and Unix platforms

This announcement is also available on our web-site for online reading:



mxODBC provides an easy-to-use, high-performance, reliable and robust
Python interface to ODBC compatible databases such as MS SQL Server,
MS Access, Oracle Database, IBM DB2 and Informix , Sybase ASE and
Sybase Anywhere, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SAP MaxDB and many more.

The "eGenix mxODBC - Python ODBC Database Interface" product is a
commercial extension to our open-source eGenix mx Base Distribution.

* About Python (
Python is an object-oriented Open Source programming language which
runs on all modern platforms. By integrating ease-of-use, clarity in
coding, enterprise application connectivity and rapid application
design, Python establishes an ideal programming platform for
today's IT challenges.

* About eGenix (
eGenix is a software project, consulting and product company focusing
on expert services and professional quality products for companies,
Python users and developers.



mxODBC 3.0.3 is a patch-level release and includes the following updates:

* Python 2.3 - 2.6 support:

mxODBC 3.0 is available for Python 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6. We ship
binaries for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, AIX, Solaris, and offer
custom porting services for most other platforms.

* Enhanced support for using cursors as iterators:

mxODBC cursor objects can now be used as iterators to iterate over
result sets. While this was already possible in previous versions
using wrappers, we have now added direct iterator support to the
cursor objects themselves.

* Updated work-arounds for various ODBC drivers:

eGenix always aims to make using mxODBC as easy and robust as
possible. For this reason, we regularly add or update work-arounds
for problems found in recent ODBC driver versions.

This release includes new work-arounds for the MySQL ODBC driver
running on 64-bit Linux, the SQL Server 200 ODBC driver and the
FileMaker ODBC driver.

For the full set of changes please check the mxODBC change log:

For the full set of features mxODBC has to offer, please see:



The download archives and instructions for installing the package can
be found at:

In order to use the eGenix mxODBC package you will first need to
install the eGenix mx Base package:



You are encouraged to upgrade to this latest mxODBC release,
especially if you are using MS SQL Server or Informix as database

Customers who have purchased mxODBC 3.0 licenses can download and
install this patch-level release on top of their existing
installations. The licenses will continue to work with version 3.0.2.

Users of mxODBC 2.0 will have to purchase new licenses from our online
shop in order to upgrade to mxODBC 3.0.2.

You can request 30-day evaluation licenses by visiting our web-site at

or writing to (e-mail address removed), stating your name (or the name of the
company) and the number of eval licenses that you need.



Commercial support for this product is available from
Please see

for details about our support offerings.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

Professional Python Services directly from the Source (#1, Sep 01 2009)________________________________________________________________________

::: Try our new mxODBC.Connect Python Database Interface for free ! :::: Software, Skills and Services GmbH Pastor-Loeh-Str.48
D-40764 Langenfeld, Germany. CEO Dipl.-Math. Marc-Andre Lemburg
Registered at Amtsgericht Duesseldorf: HRB 46611

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