[Mono-devel-list] OleDb || Gda# || Postgres

Rodrigo Moya rodrigo at ximian.com
Mon Nov 3 11:23:54 EST 2003

On Mon, 2003-11-03 at 16:26, Met @ Uber wrote:
> My head hurts, so I'm not sure if I'm following you...
> I need to use OleDb (System.Data.OleDb) because sadly that's all that
OJB? What is that?

>  supports ATM.  So in order to do this I need to use Gda# too? 
> Or does the provided OleDb replace the direct use of Gda#?  I'm a little
> lost, would you mind clarifying a bit?
you can use either OleDb or GDA# or any of the other options Daniel
mentioned in his mail. One or the other, not at the same time.

OleDb uses libgda as an implementation detail, which causes a bit of
confusion, since you need to setup libgda before using it on OleDb.
Also, we don't support yet OleDb connection strings :-( which means you
need to use libgda nomenclature to connect to the database.

GDA#, on the other hand, is a C# binding for the libgda library, so if
you use it, you will be using directly libgda and its nomenclature.

If you still want to use OleDb, that's fine also, use whatever is better
for you. But if you are going to use it, please fix the connection
string support I mentioned above :-) It seems an easy task (which I'm
sorry for not having done before :-( and will allow users to use the
same code in windows and in linux.


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