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Old June 27th, 2003, 04:05 AM
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Default connecting PHP to an MS Access database

the following was posted on the Beginning PHP forum but, as it
did not attract any reply, I thought it should have been
posted here.
Any response would be welcome, even that odbc IS the only
By the way, what exactly is PEAR? Could it help me in solving my "problem"
Thanks in advance,

i am currently conducting a study comparing the effectiveness
and efficiency of ASP and PHP at various levels of
Among other things, I wish to test database connectivity.
While I am OK with connecting PHP to MySQL and ASP to mySQL or
Access, as far as I know, the only way of connecting PHP to
Access is via ODBC , which is not a particularly efficient and
speedy way of establishing connection.
Am I right or is it possible to use a different type of
Thanks in advance for your help,


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ODBC is the way to go when connecting PHP to Access... at least there is plenty of information on the subject. There is a lag, sure, but only irritating when data sets become large.

Another thought is the link below.


might be of some help.


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