Solaris access to a MS SQL Database

Rusty Brooks rbrooks at
Tue Nov 9 13:50:27 EST 1999

Dan Gregoria wrote:

> Here is the problem I am trying to solve:
>    We have MS SQL Server Database on an NT Server.
>    We have working NT Clients
>       -- we are using supplied ODBC drivers from Microsoft.
>       -- access is now through 2 staticly linked C++ programs
>          which are called from perl scripts.
>    We plan to have Sun-Solaris clients with varying versions
>         (for now suppose 2.51 with JDK 1.1.8).
>       -- we do NOT plan for interactive access from Unix.
>    I ported one of the C++ programs to Java using JDBC.  I works already
>    for the NT clients.
>    I want it to work for Solaris clients.

If JDBC works, go with that.

I've used freetds + Perl DBI (Sybase driver) as suggested, with reasonable success.
Your milage may vary.

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