Aug 23, 2013, 1:45 PM
As far as I know, there isn't any free versions of Oracle.
Re: [PapaGeek] My first Perl Database!
I haven't used Access for more than 10 years and didn't care much for it. If you want to use Access, you would use ODBC (specifically the DBD::ODBC module).
Most people, including myself, use Mysql which is free. Perl's driver module for it is DBD::mysql.
DBI - Database independent interface for Perl ~ http://search.cpan.org/~timb/DBI-1.628/DBI.pm
DBD::ODBC - ODBC Driver for DBI ~ http://search.cpan.org/~mjevans/DBD-ODBC-1.43/ODBC.pm
DBD::mysql - MySQL driver for the Perl5 Database Interface (DBI) ~ http://search.cpan.org/~capttofu/DBD-mysql-4.023/lib/DBD/mysql.pm
Mysql would be the best choice because it's platform independent and an overall better database than Access and has a much larger support base.
Mysql Download ~ http://dev.mysql.com/download
Keep in mind that most ISP's that provide database usage use mysql, not Access. So, if you're planning on developing a web site, you'll want to use mysql.
(This post was edited by FishMonger on Aug 23, 2013, 1:50 PM)