|I'm also wondering if there is a performance hit with using ODBC as opposed to connecting to the database directly.
It is very likely for a small performance hit of using the ODBC. Due to the overhead function calls of DBI -> DBD::ODBC -> ODBC -> MSSQL. But I don't see the reason for a large performance hit.
Actually I don't see any reason not to use ODBC. Even if it is Microsoft technology but MSSQL and ODBC agree with each other, why shouldn't they... both are Microsoft.
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