Win32::ODBC comes bundled w/ the newer builds of ActiveState Perl (http://www.activestate.com
). Define your Access DB as an ODBC source in the control panel, then call it as such.
$SQLcall = "SELECT * FROM main WHERE main.whatever = '$whatever'";
$DB = new Win32::ODBC("TheNameYouGaveYourODBCSource");
$check = $DB->Data();
$getwhatever = $DB->Data("whateverfieldnameyouwant
FAQ available at http://www.roth.net/odbc/odbcfaw.htm