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Introduction -- A feature overview

MDB2 Description

PEAR MDB2 is a merge of the PEAR DB and Metabase php database abstraction layers.

It provides a common API for all support RDBMS. The main difference to most other database abstraction packages is that MDB2 goes much further to ensure portability. Among other things MDB2 features:

Currently supported RDBMS:


When you install PEAR MDB2, you only get the base classes, but you also need to install the driver of the appropriate DBMS to have a working installation. For instance, to install the MySQL and the PostgreSQL drivers, you have to run these commands:
$ pear install MDB2

$ pear install MDB2#mysql

$ pear install MDB2#pgsql
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