Creates a connection to the specified database using an optional username and password. If a username and password are unnecessary, use empty quotes rather than omitting the parameters. The cursor type is optional but useful for dealing with some ODBC where a cursor type is needed - for example, to return the number of rows from a query.
The cursor types are SQL_CUR_USE_IF_NEEDED, SQL_CUR_USE_ODBC, SQL_CUR_USE_DRIVER, and SQL_CUR_DEFAULT.
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