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Win32 Perl Programming: The Standard Extensions, Second Edition by Dave Roth

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The Win32::ODBC API

Win32::ODBC supports a rich set of features, most of which are never used (yet still exist). Some of these require knowledge of ODBC that is beyond the scope of this book. You can find several books that do discuss this topic.

Constants

For almost every method and function in Win32::ODBC, a set of constants is needed. These constants represent a numeric value that might change as the ODBC API changes over time, so it is important for you to use the constant names and not the values they represent.

One of the most questioned aspects of the Win32::ODBC extension is how to make use of the constants. Only a small group of constants are actually exported from the ODBC module, so to use most of the constants, you need to specify ...

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