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The Database Connection package for Dolphin Smalltalk offers an interface for accessing databases through Microsoft's Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) driver layer.
ODBC provides a common interface to a great number of SQL database management systems. By using the Dolphin Smalltalk Database Connection to write to the ODBC layer, not only will you have access to a wide range of database engines from the major vendors, but you will also have the ability to port your application code to use another database system should it ever become necessary.
Please be aware that the Database Connection does not come supplied with a database engine of its own. You must first install an ODBC compliant database and its ODBC driver to make use of this product.