----- Original Message -----
From: "Rasmus Debitsch" <Debitsch / T-Online.de>
Newsgroups: comp.lang.ruby
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2003 2:16 PM
Subject: DBI and MSAccess


> I want to access a MSAccess database with Ruby. I'm new to databases and
> Ruby, so my question is quite basic.
>
> When I try to connect to the database with DBI a error message shows up. I
> have no idea if there is something wrong with my code or my system
> configuration. Perhaps someone can provide a working code fragment?
>
> Environment:
> Windows ME, MSAccess not installed
> Ruby 173-7
> A mbd file

[snip]

I've never used DBI (though I plan to!), so I may
be wrong here. If so, someone will correct me.

My impression is that DBI only interfaces with
the existing database software, i.e., you would
have to have Access installed in order for this
to work.

Hal