Postgres via odbc?

Shawn Pearce <>
Tue May 18 05:01:23 CEST 2004

Dustin Sallings <> wrote:
> On May 16, 2004, at 23:18, Shawn Pearce wrote:
> >Has anyone setup Erlang ODBC to use Postgres?
> >
> >I'm looking at trying to setup a Postgres server on Linux and have
> >Erlang connect to it from the same box via ODBC; but was wondering
> >if there are any gotcha's I should be aware of before I waste a few
> >hours on it.
> >
> >If its really an issue, I'll just break down and write a port driver
> >for it.  :)
> 	I started writing a native driver for it, but by the time I got to 
> actually getting results from queries, I realized that gen_event might 
> not be the best mechanism.  Haven't started it up again just yet.  I 
> got authentication (md5) and queries working sort of, you just can't 
> get the results from your queries.  :)

When you say native driver, do you mean pure Erlang code or do you mean
a port driver for Erlang to use the pgsql library?

I'm looking over their network protocol documentation and it doesn't
look horribly complicated.  Relatively easy to parse with bitsyntax
/me thinks.


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