Perl and MS-ACCESS Databases
Posted on 1998-08-05
I need some help with a good starting place on how to use PERL to access a database that is written using MS-ACCESS. I am still a rookie PERL programmer but have managed to make some flat file text databases.
I am using the PERL version from Activestate.com for 95/NT. I want to learn how to go about taking a sample MS-ACCESS database, say a simple table, use PERL to perhaps retrieve some information and say display the information. My ultimate goal is to be able to create a web page and have a user input somthing they are looking for and display it back html....
I just need a good mentor out there to get me going. What do I need to do? I have heard you need to use Win32 ODBC on you PC to bind the file or somthing like that? What steps to I need to do to get going?
I have several books.. "Learnign PERL" "Advanced PERL" and "Programming PERL" books that I have purchased but it is very intimidating looking at these books somtimes and would appreciate some real guidance?
Perhaps some simple examples laying around that you can also email me with......