20.2 Initialization

The initialization of Common SQL involves three stages. Firstly the SQL interface loaded. Next, the database type (actually class) to be used is initialized. Finally, Common SQL is used to connect to a database. These stages are explained in more detail in this section.

The rest of the definitions in this chapter are exported from the sql package. Application packages requiring convenient access to these facilities should therefore use the sql package.

20.2.1 SQL interface

20.2.2 Database classes

20.2.3 Initialization functions and variables

20.2.4 Database libraries

20.2.5 General database connection and disconnection

20.2.6 Connecting to Oracle

20.2.7 Connecting to ODBC

20.2.8 Connecting to MySQL

20.2.9 Connecting to PostgreSQL

LispWorks User Guide - 11 Mar 2008