is a library of functions and subroutines that work as an interface between your
Fortran programs and Microsoft Windows Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) API.
offers a convenient and familiar way to directly read and write data from your
Fortran programs to many applications formats. Your options are basically
unlimited. As long as the application offers an ODBC interface to its data files
(almost all DBMS in the market today do), using f90SQL
you can read/write data to the native application's format from your Fortran
There are many reasons why f90SQL stands out as the best tool for database connectivity
is based on an established standard (X-Open/ODBC). This gives you the peace
of mind that your applications are standard-conforming.
- Your f90SQL-Fortran
applications are portable among compilers. f90SQL library calls are
the same for all supported compilers. You won't have to change a line of
code if you move to a different compiler vendor. Can you do the same with
- Your f90SQL-Fortran
applications are database interoperable. If you move your data to a
different database, you don't need to change, or even recompile, your old
Fortran code. Embedded SQL will tie your organization to a single database
is FAST!. f90SQL is a thin layer between your Fortran application and
the ODBC driver of the database where your data resides. ODBC is the fastest
way to get to your data, in any programming language!.
has a very small memory footprint.
syntax and argument checking. f90SQL is strongly-typed, with
explicit interfaces to all its functions and subroutines. This alone will
save you many hours of frustration and debugging.
- With f90SQL
you don't need to deal with pointers, C interfaces, C strings or variables,
so common in Windows-style APIs. You just call normal, plain, Fortran
Software has one of the best support groups in the industry, and we are
committed to keep it this way.
- There is a
version of f90SQL to fit your needs:
Suitable for most small jobs that need access to databases or
Our production-strength library. Suitable for any-size jobs and highly
optimized for performance. It also includes the f90SQL Wizard, a RAD
tool that allows you to write Fprtran applications to access your
databases in less than 10 minutes.
System Requirements and Compiler-Compatibility
works on Intel-based computers (and compatible) running Windows 95, Windows 98
and Windows NT. f90SQL will not work with Windows 3.x.
- Compaq (Digital) Visual Fortran (ver. 5.0, 6.0 and higher)
- Absoft Pro-Fortran (ver. 5.0, 6.0 and higher)
- Lahey Fortran 90 (LF90 ver. 4.5 and higher)
- Lahey/Fujitsu Fortran 95 (LF95 ver. 5.0 and higher) and Lahey's LF95 Express (ver. 5.5
- Salford Fortran 95 (FTN95 ver. 1.32 and higher)
Almost all DBMS
in the market today have an ODBC interface. The level of functionality offered
through this interface varies from one database to the other. There are also
third-party vendors of ODBC drivers.
You need the ODBC
drivers for the specific database you want to access. These drivers are usually
provided by the database vendor and installed in your system with the database
software. There are also third-party vendors of ODBC drivers, and some companies
sell development tools to develop ODBC drivers for customs file systems.