[erlang-questions] Connecting to MySQL: ODBC or Native driver?

Alexander Lamb <>
Fri Sep 19 09:34:16 CEST 2008


I need to connect to some existing MySQL databases. Version is 5.1.
OTP version is R12B-2
Platform is MacOSX for development and Linux for deployment.

 From what I see, there are 3 solutions:


Pros: odbc module is supplied in the standard erlang distribution
Cons: probably slower and certainly one layer too much, especially on  
MacOSX and Linux

2) Native driver from ProcessOne

3) "Enhanced" native driver from ProcessOne in ErlyWeb

I tried (1) and (3) but didn't manage to connect. Before going  
further, I would like your opinion on which path to take.

Thanks a lot,
Alexander Lamb
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