What's DirectDB

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    What's DirectDB

    Is it a DirectX for accessing databases withouth interfacing a specific DBMS,and then providing a standard and high-performant way for accessing a database ?

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    DirectDB.dll is just a Microsoft DLL. It's not associated with DirectX.

    Google("DirectDB");

    gg

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    ok thx

    perhaps the thing i was talking about is ODBC...is it a standard interface for accessing databases?,hence i could use ODBC calls and not worry
    about what specific DBMS will catch them,all DBMSs provide an ODBC interface,isn't so?

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    >>is it a standard interface for accessing databases?
    One of them. ADO is probably the most used comercially in Windows apps (IMO).
    For small apps [MFC/VB ODBC Access DB] is quick and cheap.
    Bigger and online apps use [VB/ASP -> (D)COM+ -> C++ -> ADO -> DB]

    >>hence i could use ODBC calls and not worry about what specific DBMS will catch them,
    As long as you have a ODBC driver for that type of DB installed (and there are no issues with the MDAC versions)

    >>all DBMSs provide an ODBC interface
    I would check minor/discontinued DB 'brands' first.
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