MS Access stores all the tables and schema in a single .mdb file. It's more than possible that an OLE call exists to extract the schema by table. For example in ADO.Net, OleDbConnection.GetOleDbSchemaTable() method can be used to extract a schema.
you did not mention
- which os your using (implied by win32::odbc)
- assuming win32, what access drivers do you have?
- is the db encrypted? (no mention on site about this but could be a problem)
- what version of access files your using (mbt supports version 3/4)
DBIx::XML_RDB by matts - straight from the man docs ...
sql2xml.pl -sn myserver -driver myDriver -uid user -pwd seekrit -table user -output users.xml
here's a tute with code.
last ditch effort (requires linux box) you could try mbdtool to tackle step 4. here's a brief description of how to generate the schema
of a ms access file. (from cvs) It's license is LGPL but may have limited availablity on win32
(base install requires glib2).
read the discussion on Microsoft access database on a Linux server from php
('success on mdb tools odbc install'
post by lauram
) using the MDBTools ODBC driver. Any reason this can't be done using perl?
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