FAQ 8.41 How do I use an SQL database?


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8.41: How do I use an SQL database?

The "DBI" module provides an abstract interface to most database servers
and types, including Oracle, DB2, Sybase, mysql, Postgresql, ODBC, and
flat files. The DBI module accesses each database type through a
database driver, or DBD. You can see a complete list of available
drivers on CPAN: http://www.cpan.org/modules/by-module/DBD/ . You can
read more about DBI on http://dbi.perl.org .

Other modules provide more specific access: "Win32::ODBC", "Alzabo",
"iodbc", and others found on CPAN Search: http://search.cpan.org .


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