[freetds] Re: FreeTDS on Mac OS X 10.3.3

Mike Galban MGalban at Merion.com
Mon Jun 7 10:18:56 EDT 2004

My overall goal was to develop custom apps for OS X using RealBasic to hit
our MS SQL database. RB has an ODBC plugin, but doesn't include drivers.
Currently, all of the in-house apps that my company develops are .net/VB for
Windows. If any of our Mac users needs to use an app, they need to use
Citrix or get a PC. I personally would like a native OS X solution, hence
the need for an ODBC driver.

Since I've been having trouble building the FreeTDS ODBC driver in OS X, I
created a work-around using AppleScript and bsqldb within RealBasic. The
AppleScript acts as a function in RB and calls a bsqldb shell command and
then passes the result back to RB. If anyone is interested in more details,
I can post a sample AppleScript.

> Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2004 14:00:37 -0700
> From: John Gilmore-Baldwin <jbaldwin at theolympian.com>
> Subject: Re: [freetds] FreeTDS on Mac OS X 10.3.3
> To: FreeTDS Development Group <freetds at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Message-ID: <64FEAD33-B733-11D8-826F-000A9567654A at theolympian.com>
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> I'm curious what people use ODBC for on Mac OS X.
> I'm a perl DBI and sqsh guy. Is it mostly useful for Excel? What other
> cool stuff is there out there?
> On Jun 4, 2004, at 11:10 AM, Doug Norton wrote:
>> I had similar problems and finally cried "uncle".  Now I let someone
>> else do
>> the work... Check this out.
>> <http://www.actualtechnologies.com>
>> Hope this helps.
>> -doug
> John Gilmore-Baldwin
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