From: Rick Murphy (
Date: Sun May 10 1998 - 18:37:49 PDT

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    >Huh? I am very weak on database stuff, but I was of the impression that
    >ODBC *wasn't* an on-the-wire protocol, but rather a calling convention for
    >database libraries so that arbitrary drivers could interoperate with
    >arbitrary database-enabled programs.
    Exactly correct. ODBC is a database access API. The underlying database
    libraries may use a network protocol to converse with the database,
    but they're wildly different. (An application I support will work with
    Oracle, Sybase, MS SQL Server - all of which have different network

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