[CentOS] MS SQL server

Ross S. W. Walker rwalker at medallion.com
Fri Sep 14 23:34:16 UTC 2007

Tony Barratt wrote:
> Hello List,
> I need to access some data a MS-SQL server ie run a stored 
> procedure or 
> user-defined function or a select every so often maybe 3 times a day.
> Have centos 4.5 on intel xeon. Is there an obvious certain-to-succeed 
> approach?
> perl DBI + ODBC spings to mind, have not tried it yet - 
> cannot access the 
> systems yet - need to make a good plan.
> Am a bit concerned cos I dont know of an alternative to perl 
> DBI + ODBC and 
> I have heard a few anecdotes about how ODBC possibly problematic..
> Any suggestions gratefully received and would be pleased to 
> read the nice 
> manual (if one is identified!).

You could try the Sybase libraries as both speak Transact-SQL and sprang
from the same code base at one point.


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