[Newbies] regd databases and networking in squeak

Ron Teitelbaum Ron at USMedRec.com
Fri Apr 6 16:49:10 UTC 2007

Hi Navodit,

The easiest thing you can do to attach a database is to use ODBC.  If you
have on your system an ODBC Driver say like Dbase or Access then you can
just use a file.  You set up an ODBC connection and then use SQL to access
your data.  The best part of doing this is that you don't need to have
Access or Dbase on your system since ODBC does all the work for you.

Review the ODBC packages on SqueakMap for details.

For networking it really depends on what you are trying to do.  If you are
just looking for networking access to a database then you have that with the
ODBC package.

If you are looking for more advanced Database tools then consider using
PostgreSQL and Glorp.  This is a much more complicated so if you are new to
this I'd stick with ODBC until you get your feet wet.

Please feel free to ask questions!  

Happy coding,

Ron Teitelbaum
President / Principal Software Engineer 
US Medical Record Specialists

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Navodit Kaushik
> Hi
> I am trying to learn more about using databases  and
> using networking in Squeak. Can anyone please suggest
> some good starting points? For databases, I would be
> needing to set up a database for my project at
> squeaksource.com so I am looking for something which
> would enable that. For networking, I just want to
> start by learning some basics about how network access
> works in Squeak. Any pointers would be highly
> appreciated. Thanks
> Navodit

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