[freetds] emerge unixODBC freetds
James K. Lowden
jklowden at freetds.org
Tue Feb 3 22:21:47 EST 2009
rasiel payumo wrote:
> my odbc.ini is at /etc/unixODBC/odbc.ini
> i had a feeling that my odbc.ini is not correct also here's what i've
This is the name you should be trying to connect to.
> Driver = TDS
There should be a section called [TDS] in your odbcinst.ini that points to
> Description = puls3 mssql server
> Trace = Yes
> TraceFile = /tmp/unixodbc.trace
> Servername = elk
> Server = 172.30.79.40
You can't have both "server" and "servername". I'm assuming you want an
ODBC-only setup? If so, delete the servername line.
> Port = 1433
> Database = myTestDB
> UID = sa
^^^ ignored, not a valid odbc.ini attribute. See the user guide.
> Language = us_english
You should add:
TDS_Version = 7.0
> i don't have osql
Well, I did give you links to download the file in an earlier message. I
don't know why I should repeat them, but here goes:
You'll see "download" links on both pages. You know what to do.
For instructions on using osql, please see read osql.txt. Since you're
new at this, a couple of hints:
1. The file doesn't need to be "installed". It's just a shell script,
not very different from (but much better than!) a .BAT file in Windows, if
you're familiar with them.
2. Unlike Windows, the current directory is not in the PATH; when you
$ osql -S alpha -U sa -P passwd
the system looks for "osql" in each directory mentioned in the PATH
environment variable, but *not* in the current directory. So, to run a
script that's in the current directory, you do this instead:
$ ./osql -S alpha -U sa -P passwd
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