[jifty-devel] Status of Jifty's ODBC support

Jesse Vincent jesse at bestpractical.com
Tue Dec 12 10:56:38 EST 2006

On Tue, Dec 12, 2006 at 06:35:42PM +0800, Agent Zhang wrote:
> Hi, all~
> I talked to Audrey tonight on #jifty about Jifty's ODBC support. She's
> committed a patch to Jifty::DBI which makes Jifty::DBI::Handle to
> construct the correct DSN for the ODBC driver and also allows me to
> "connect" to the ODBC data source pointed to a MS Access database.
> (I'll tell you what I actually mean by the word "connect" later.)
> However, "jifty schema --setup" crashes completely on my machine. Yes,
> the whole perl.exe process crashes and pops up a dialog window asking
> me if I want to submit an error report via web. And this command
> doesn't have a chance to output anything before the crash. Oh well...

I suspect that this is because DBIx::DBSchema doesn't know anything
about access...

> Yes, I said at the beginning that it did "connect" to the database.
> That's because my debugging code around the DBI->connect method call
> in Jifty::DBI::Handle *has* produced outputs.

setenv DBI_TRACE=2 and try it again?

> In order to test my ODBC data source itself, I've used plain DBI to
> create some trivial tables to the Access database which the same DNS
> points to. Yes, plain DBI works, but not Jifty::DBI. So I figure it's
> not a problem on my side.
> Hope this helps. :)
> Cheers,
> Agent
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