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Using MyODBC To Access Your MySQL Database Via ASP


MySQL is the most popular open source database system available today, and is currently installed on over two million servers worldwide. In this article Annette takes a look at using the free MyODBC driver to talk to a MySQL database from an ASP script.

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By: Annette Tennison
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January 18, 2002
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · Using MyODBC To Access Your MySQL Database Via ASP
  2. · Installing MyODBC
  3. · Setting up a system DSN
  4. · Using a connection string
  5. · Querying our MySQL database
  6. · Conclusion

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Talking to a MySQL database from within an ASP script is easy. MySQL is an extremely powerful, scalable, free and flexible database management system and it runs the entire devArticles.com site!

If you've had much experience with ADO, then you'll realise that they are just plain old COM objects and you can use these COM objects in other languages including Visual Basic and Delphi to talk to MySQL server.

The MySQL.com web site also has a tonne of API's available for free download from their site. These API's allow you to talk to MySQL database from a huge number of different programming languages including C, C++ , Java, Perl and TCL.

If you'd like more information on connecting to a MySQL server, or on MySQL in general, then please take a look at the links and books below.
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