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It's like ODBC, a standard way of connecting to databases. The necessary libraries come installed with the JDK and there's also a free JDBC-ODBC bridge driver to connect to databases that support ODBC. I'm hoping someone else will elaborate on this matter.
Originally posted by Stanley Tan: It's like ODBC, a standard way of connecting to databases. The necessary libraries come installed with the JDK and there's also a free JDBC-ODBC bridge driver to connect to databases that support ODBC. I'm hoping someone else will elaborate on this matter.
I hope that I don't ask a stupid question here, but what is ODBC? I'll access the Sun Site to learn more, but is it like an API for a database? Does every object oriented or non-object oriented programming language have its own ODBC, Java's being JDBC? I would appreciate any feedback that you could give me. Thanks.
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Um, ODBC stands for Open DataBase Connectivity. Its a standard developed by microsoft for connecting to databases that understand ODBC. So we can interface to a database through ODBC instead of using native calls. From Microsoft's web site: <blockquote> Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is a widely accepted application programming interface (API) for database access. It is based on the Call-Level Interface (CLI) specifications from X/Open and ISO/IEC for database APIs and uses Structured Query Language (SQL) as its database access language. </blockquote> A good place to start learning about JDBC would be: http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/jdbc/index.html HTH, Stanley Tan
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