Torbjorn Tornkvist tobbe@REDACTED
Thu Mar 10 22:02:52 CET 2005

Michael McDaniel wrote:

>I would like to use MySQL as the database backend to my Erlang program.  I am using
>Erlang R10B-3 on x86 Linux.  I would like to use MySQL v5.x (because a PHP program
>needs access to same data populated by Erlang program).
>I found a MySQL module written by Magnus Alhtorp at
>It appears that the password routines are failing with MySQL v5.x and I do not
>understand enough about Erlang or encryption routines to modify it.
>1) Has anyone been successful in compiling the Erlang odbc module to work with MySQL?
>   How did you do it? (I haven't been able to get it to compile).
>2) Does anyone have an alternative method of using MySQL with Erlang? 
>thank you for any assistance,
Well, you could try out this code that I wrote for the purpose of
authenticating users:

and example of how to use it:

The implementation is based on this description:

The code isn't really ready for release yet. My intention was
to improve especially how data is retrieved from the MySQL
server. This has been done in a better way by Magnus Ahltorp
I belive, and you'll find the code here:*mysql*-0.1.tar.gz 

Cheers, Tobbe


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