Hi Trevor ODBTP is a technology that allows you to remotely access a Win32 machine's ODBC facilities to connect to a database. IF provides faster and more advanced support for ODBC than PHP's native support. For example, ODBTP connects to a database using ODBC 3, while PHP's native ODBC support uses ODBC 2.
-- bob On Fri, 1 Oct 2004, Gryffyn, Trevor wrote: > 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 > > -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php