The Official Win32::ODBC Home Page
ODBC has gained so much momentum over the years that it is now considered to be the standard Call Level Interface (CLI)
for many database engines. It has been ported to the most popular platforms (Win32, UNIX, Mac) and is so ubiquitous that
you may be using it without knowing it. For example Active Data Objects (ADO) is an abstraction above ODBC as is
The Perl Win32::ODBC extension was designed to to mimic the ODBC interface quite closely. This makes porting ODBC code from
another laguage (C++, Basic, Pascal, etc) to Perl easier. Likewise if you are writing code in another language which
uses ODBC then the use of this extension allows you to quickly prototype it in Perl.
The current version of Win32::ODBC is 19980806 and can be found at either: