I was to learn how to interface with a MS Access database using PHP
I am doing this for the sake of learning it rather than because i need to use it for a specific perpose
anyway when interfacing with MYSQL it is advised that you use extensions like MySQLi or PDO_MySQL rather than the native php functions
are there any extensions for MS acess which are recomended or is it o to just use native PHP functionality
The only way PHP can connect to Access that I am aware of is through the ODBC functions ( http://php.net/manual/en/book.uodbc.php ). I will admit I'm not too familiar with it because I've only focused my time on mySQL and a bit of MS SQL. There were too many limitations for Access and it's not as efficient at handling data like SQL databases are.
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