[PHP-DB] MSSQL + FreeTDS and No SQL Errors Returned

Brian Bruns camber at ais.org
Wed Aug 2 16:05:03 EDT 2000

I'm actually starting to use freetds against SQLAnywhere in a new
project and will be a bit more active in development again soon.  If you
can write up some procedures to reproduce what you are seeing (table
creates, inserts, stored procs, php script and whatever else is needed to
produce the error on a blank database) then I can look into fairly easily.


On Wed, 2 Aug 2000, Steven Campbell wrote:

> "Sanders, Nicholas" wrote:
> > 
> > I've managed to get PHP4 running on a Linux box connecting to SQL Server
> > with FreeTDS many thanks to Steven Campbell and sky for their help.
> > 
> > Is anyone else out there not getting SQL errors returned to the browser so
> > the script just stops. So if the SQL is executed at the top of the script
> > then I get a 'The page cannot be displayed' error from IE and a popup from
> > Netscape saying 'The page didn't contain any data'.
> Yeah, I get that all the time, especially returning large result sets.
> I've been able to minimize the core dumps by minimizing my use of stored
> procedures and cursors that return huge chunks of data. Sucks since most
> of what I need to do is already written in the form of stored procs, all
> I need to do is exec it with the correct parameters.
> I have sent queries to the FreeTDS newsgroups, with no useful response.
> I basically asked them what the "Unknown marker !!" errors are in the
> Apache error_log, and a few compile errors. That's about all I have to
> go on, since I don't have adequate TDS knowledge to troubleshoot the
> protocol problems right now. 
> The other unfortunate is that I don't have a choice but to use FreeTDS.
> Our web servers are FreeBSD or Solaris x86, and under Solaris the Sybase
> ASE TDS libraries aren't included with the SQLAnywhere server, only some
> ODBC libraries, and the NT SQL server doesn't like Sybase's ODBC
> drivers. And on the FreeBSD box, there are _NO_ Sybase TDS libraries
> other than FreeTDS.
> Steven Campbell

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