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Although your boss may not desire you use Win32::ODBC for performance reasons, I think that you'll find the performance adequate.

I recently used Perl/ODBC heavily in an NT/Netscape Enterprise/MSSQL 7 environment and was quite pleased with the performance. I also had a direct connect to Oracle on Sun. To the end user, the differences were not noticable.

If you go with ODBC I would strongly suggest avoiding using DSN's on the boxes, create your connect strings in your programs, then you can move them around without worrying.

If you find a good direct-connect solution, please provide the information! While ODBC was sufficient, it still requires MDAC and all that being installed in addition to the perl libs.

good luck!


In reply to Re: MS SQL Server by wardk
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