[thelist] setting up freetds or odbc to connect to a ms sql server?

Ben Phillips ben at inchima.com
Mon Apr 29 03:30:01 CDT 2002

> Not true.
> Using PHP/Apache you can dynamically load a PHP extension at
> runtime. To _d_ynamically _l_oad the ODBC extension you'd use
> a statement something like the following:
> dl("libodbc.so");

brilliant, that solves the first problem.

> You should then have access to the suite of ODBC functions
> provided by the extension (the manual entries for these are
> not easy to find - they're listed under "Unified ODBC functions"
> and the entry in the manual's contents page is not
> in [alphabetical] order)...

okay, now i need to understand this DSN business... surely if the dsn is
registered on the MSSQL server (which it is) - how do I reference that
from the linux server i am using?

thanks for all the responses.

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