The eGenix mxODBC Zope DA allows you to easily connect your Zope or
Plone CMS installation to just about any database backend on the
market today, giving you the reliability of the commercially supported
eGenix product mxODBC and the flexibility of the ODBC standard as
The mxODBC Zope Database Adapter is highly portable, just like Zope
itself and provides a high performance interface to all your ODBC data
sources, using a single well-supported interface on Windows, Linux,
Mac OS X, FreeBSD and other platforms.
This makes it ideal for deployment in ZEO Clusters and Zope hosting
environments where stability and high performance are a top priority,
establishing an excellent basis and scalable solution for your Plone
* Reenabled returning cursor.rowcount for FreeTDS >= 0.91. In
previous versions, FreeTDS could return wrong data for .rowcount
when using SELECTs.
* Removed exists() built-in from mxODBC Zope DA's implicit addition
of new built-ins via mxTools.
This resolves a hard to track bug where the new built-in could
potentially override the TAL python:exists function (in
e.g. tal:condition="exists:something"). See this
Products.CMFEditions fix for an example where the problem
surfaced. This is a bug in TAL (it shouldn't give preference to
built-ins over its own helpers), but we're providing the fix as
The complete list of changes is available on the mxODBC Zope DA
Users are encouraged to upgrade to this latest mxODBC Plone/Zope
Database Adapter release to benefit from the new features and updated
ODBC driver support. We have taken special care not to introduce
backwards incompatible changes, making the upgrade experience as
smooth as possible.
For major and minor upgrade purchases, we will give out 20% discount
coupons going from mxODBC Zope DA 1.x to 2.2 and 50% coupons for
upgrades from mxODBC 2.x to 2.2. After upgrade, use of the original
license from which you upgraded is no longer permitted. Patch level
upgrades (e.g. 2.2.0 to 2.2.2) are always free of charge.
Please contact the eGenix.com Sales Team with your existing license
serials for details for an upgrade discount coupon.
If you want to try the new release before purchase, you can request
30-day evaluation licenses by visiting our web-site or writing to
sales at egenix.com, stating your name (or the name of the company) and
the number of eval licenses that you need.