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Using ODBC

Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is a widely accepted standard for database access. It uses Structured Query Language (SQL) as its database access language. Many database software products on the market today support ODBC. Active Server Pages (ASP), Cold Fusion, and a number of Common Gateway Interface (CGI) programs support database queries through ODBC and SQL. The database examples in this article use an ODBC data source.

Choosing a database and middleware that supports ODBC allows you to change your database software at a later date without modifying the data collection or transfer methods. You can even use the same ODBC data source with Macromedia Generator and the Flash Xtra for Authorware to display customized graphics driven by the user's interactions.

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