[ic] Using MyODBC to update MySQL tables

Ed LaFrance edl at newmediaems.com
Fri Dec 5 20:32:45 EST 2003

At 05:31 PM 12/5/2003 -0600, you wrote:
>We're changing the way we update our products database. The old way was to 
>upload a new products.txt and remove products.sql. The new way we're 
>trying is using MyODBC to do updates on the products database directly. 
>This is really helpful for us since we are syncing Interchange with a 
>point-of-sale system, and updates are a lot smaller than sending the whole 
>file each night.
>I'm wondering if there could be any problems with using this method. Say 
>the update fails halfway, is products going to be ruined?
>Anyone have experience with this?

I've had one or two clients do this and they never reported a problem with 
it. If you enable logging in the MyODBC control panel, you'll see that is 
it simply issuing SQL statements to your server, and I would assume there 
is ak-start-end-ak stuff around each one, so I think your are pretty well 
covered as far as individual records go - but that is not from first-hand 

- Ed L.

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