[egenix-users] ANN: eGenix mxODBC - ODBC Database Interface for Python 3.0.2

eGenix Team: M.-A. Lemburg info at egenix.com
Wed Oct 15 18:41:57 CEST 2008



        eGenix.com mxODBC - ODBC Database Interface for Python

                          Version 3.0.2

   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 - ODBC Database Interface for Python" 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 (http://www.python.org/). By integrating
ease-of-use, clarity in coding, enterprise application connectivity
and rapid application design, Python establishes an ideal programming
platform for todays IT challenges.

* About eGenix:
eGenix is a consulting and software product company focused on
providing professional quality services and products to Python
users and developers (http://www.egenix.com/).



mxODBC 3.0.2 is a patch-level release and includes the following

* Python 2.6 support

  mxODBC 3.0.2 is now available for Python 2.6, compiled with the same
  MS VS 2008 edition used by the Python developers to build Python 2.6
  binaries for enhanced compatibility.

* Enhanced support for using TEXT and VARCHAR columns with binary

  ODBC drivers which need the Python type binding, like e.g. the
  FreeTDS ODBC driver, will now be able to pass binary data to text
  columns in most cases.

* 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 updated or new work-arounds for the MySQL ODBC
  driver, the Informix ODBC driver and the SQL Server 2005 ODBC

* Enhanced Python datetime module support

  mxODBC 3.0 already supports the datetime module found in Python 2.4
  and later.

  With this release, we have additionally added support for the
  datetime module found in Python 2.3.

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




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 sales at egenix.com, 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 eGenix.com.
Please see


for details about our support offerings.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

Professional Python Services directly from the Source  (#1, Oct 15 2008)
>>> Python/Zope Consulting and Support ...        http://www.egenix.com/
>>> mxODBC.Zope.Database.Adapter ...             http://zope.egenix.com/
>>> mxODBC, mxDateTime, mxTextTools ...        http://python.egenix.com/

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