[freetds] New to FreeTDS / ODBC

Chad Udell chadu at mac.com
Tue Jun 24 22:49:09 EDT 2003

James thanks for the reply..

my odbc.ini file contains the following:
Description             = TDS
Driver          = TDS
Servername             =
Database                = ARMCODATA
UID             = username
PWD             = password
Port            = 1433

my freetds.log file looks like this:

Starting log file with debug level 99.
2003-06-24 18:09:20.024020 iconv will convert client-side data to the 
"" character set
2003-06-24 18:09:20.024436 Connecting addr port 1433 with 
TDS version 4.2

Having worked exclusively in the LAMP world, trying to integrate this 
linux box with a Windows MSSQL server is certainly not easy.
I'm sure I must seem pretty ignorant. Sorry for my newbie-ness.


On Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at 09:33  PM, James K. Lowden wrote:

> On Tue, 24 Jun 2003 16:45:01 -0500, Chad Udell <chadu at mac.com> wrote:
>> I am attempting to setup a Redhat Linux 9 box with PHP 4.2.2 and 
>> Apache
>> 2.0.40 to connect with a MSSQL server database using FreeTDS. This has
>> been headache after headache.
>> i am able to connect with tsql fine. My ODBC connection scripts from
>> PHP on the other hand are a bit different...
>> I am currently getting the following error:
>> SQL error: [unixODBC]Client unable to establish connection, SQL state
>> S1000 in SQLConnect in /var/www/html/rossmach/odbc_test.php
>> the error is coming from this statement:
>> $connection =
>> odbc_connect("Driver=TDS;Server=;Database=ARMCODATA",
>> "username", "password", "Integrated Security=NO")
> The "server" doesn't refer to the DNS name or ip address of the machine
> hosting the database server.  It refers to the servername as denoted in
> your odbc.ini or freetds.conf.   If you are trying to skip odbc.ini, 
> then
> I think you want "Server=TDS" above.
> Export TDSDUMP and have a look.  My guess is that so far FreeTDS will
> report it's not being passed a servername that it can find in
> freetds.conf.  When it is passed a good name, you'll be more than 
> halfway
> home.
> If you're really stuck, export TDSDUMPCONFIG, too.  If you write back
> here, please include the relevant section(s) of your odbc.ini, too.
> HTH.
> --jkl
>> My freetds.conf file contains this info for the DSN:
>> [TDS]
>>          host =
>>          port = 1433
>>          tds version = 4.2

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