Thanks for the clarification, Bob.  ADOdb is one of those things that I
use, but don't really think about much so terms like "abstraction layer"
didn't come immediately to mind.  So in the interest of not sounding
like a dumbass and using the wrong terms, I just kept my response vague
:)

At any rate, COM is still going to require Access to be installed.  ODBC
I have experience with, so that sounds like the best route for general
use.  And I have no experience with odbtp, so can't really judge on that
one.

Anyway, thanks again Bob, input is goood.

-TG

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Twitty [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
> Sent: Friday, October 01, 2004 2:27 PM
> To: Gryffyn, Trevor
> Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; Matt M.; Matthew Perry
> Subject: RE: [PHP-DB] microsoft access
> 
> 
> ADODB is a PHP abstraction layer class. In other words it 
> hides the fact
> that it is using the odbc extension to connect to Access. And, it has
> another driver that uses the COM extension to connect to Accesss
> (ado_access).
> 
> Basically there are only 3 options for connecting to Access 
> from PHP. They
> are odbc, COM and odbtp. So, the comparison must be done 
> amongst them, and
> not with an abstraction layer that uses them.
> 
> -- bob
> 
> On Fri, 1 Oct 2004, Gryffyn, Trevor wrote:
> 
> > I'm guessing that COM is going to be overkill for this.  I 
> thought some
> > systems like ADOdb let you get to Access tables directly 
> without COM.
> >
> > I'm imaginging that COM might not always be a viable way to 
> go anyway,
> > if you have an Access .MDB file on a server where your PHP stuff is
> > hosted, they probably don't have Access installed on their 
> server (why
> > would they?).
> >
> > If I have time later, I'll double-check ADOdb and such, but I'd look
> > into something like that before I'd use COM.
> >
> > -TG
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Matt M. [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > > Sent: Friday, October 01, 2004 11:54 AM
> > > To: Matthew Perry
> > > Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > > Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] microsoft access
> > >
> > >
> > > > Does anyone know of a good online source for using php 
> and microsoft
> > > > access.
> > > > I don't want to have to use asp.
> > > > Thank you for your time.
> > >
> > > you could use com objects with Microsoft ADO
> > >
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