[Haskell-cafe] can someone point me to more help about Database.HDBC.ODBC?

Wei Hu wei.hoo at gmail.com
Sat May 30 11:06:47 EDT 2009

Try http://sites.google.com/site/haskell/notes/connecting-to-mysql-with-haskell
that I wrote up. An important thing that I don't think was documented
anywhere is that the trailing ';' is required.

On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 11:01 PM, Michael P Mossey
<mpm at alumni.caltech.edu> wrote:
> I'm trying to use Database.HDBC.ODBC to connect to a MySQL server, and I
> cannot figure out the docs. I want to establish a connection, and I know the
> server url, username, and password. According to these docs...
> http://software.complete.org/static/hdbc-odbc/doc//HDBC-odbc/Database-HDBC-ODBC.html
> ...I am supposed to pass a string to connectODBC. These docs do not explain
> the meaning of the passed string, but refer me to a microsoft document:
> http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms715433(VS.85).aspx
> I cannot make any sense of this microsoft document. I guess I don't know
> enough about database interfaces in general. Can someone explain how to make
> a connect to a specific URL, or point me to some clearer docs?
> Thanks,
> Mike
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