Database Engines:odbc

Specific Aspects for Database Programming Professional

Data sources available via the ODBCDBE can differ from the Xbase database model. This requires a Xbase database programmer to recognize differences in database models and take these into account when developing applications using non-Xbase databases. Specific aspects for database programming are outlined in this chapter.

This section gives a brief overview on issues that must be recognized when accessing SQL DBMSs via the ODBCDBE. SQL databases are extremely powerful and differ from Xbase databases to a great extent. The common denominator of SQL databases is the Structured Query Language (SQL) used to retrieve data from or change data in a database. However, you are not required to learn SQL for accessing an SQL database, you can do this using the Xbase++ programming language. But there are some technical details you should be aware of.


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