[freetds] RE: [ISQL]ERROR: Could not SQLConnect

jun_chen at bankone.com jun_chen at bankone.com
Mon Jun 7 15:29:15 EDT 2004

Thanks a lot for your help, Freddy77.

I tried what you suggested below, it works for MS SQL Server, but it 
doesn't work for Sybase.
visdb is a Sybase database server. The entry for visdb in freetds.conf is
        host =
        port = 2638
        tds version = 5.0

The entry for TDS in odbcinst.ini is
Description             = v0.62
Driver          = /usr/local/freetds/lib/libtdsodbc.so
FileUsage               = 1

The entry for visdb in odbc.ini is
Driver          = TDS
Description     = SAN Point Sybase DB
Servername      = visdb

When I run isql -v visdb <username> <password>, I got the following error:
[S1000][unixODBC][FreeTDS][SQL Server]Unable to connect to data source
[28000][unixODBC][FreeTDS][SQL Server]Login incorrect.
[08W10][unixODBC][FreeTDS][SQL Server]ASA Error -83: Specified database 
not found
[ISQL]ERROR: Could not SQLConnect

The same configuration works fine for MS SQL Server.

I installed the sybase client into the same machine and I used the same 
username and password to connect to the sybase server without any issue.
So I know the username and password I used are good ones.

Any idea, Freddy77?

Jun Chen

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   1. RE: [ISQL]ERROR: Could not SQLConnect (ZIGLIO, Frediano, VF-IT)


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Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 17:31:46 +0200
From: "ZIGLIO, Frediano, VF-IT" <Frediano.Ziglio at vodafone.com>
Subject: RE: [freetds] [ISQL]ERROR: Could not SQLConnect
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> Hi,
> I were trying to setup unixODBC and freetds in Redhat 
> Advanced Server 2.1 
> to access Sybase and MS SQL Server.
> The freetds version is 0.62.3 and unixODBC's is 2.2.8.
> I used the following to configure freetds:
> ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/freetds --disable-threadsafe 
> --with-tdsver=7.0 --with-unixodbc=/usr/local/unixODBC
> After I configured freetds.conf,  I can use Perl DBI and Perl 
> DBD::Sybase 
> to access a Sybase database and
> MS SQL Server. I can also use tsql (tsql -S views -U <username> -P 
> <password> to access those databases without any issue.
> I configured odbcinst.ini and odbc.ini by using odbcinst. 
> Here are the 
> file odbcinst.ini:
> [DB2]
> Description             = DB2 Driver
> Driver          = /usr/IBMdb2/V7.1/lib/libdb2.so
> FileUsage               = 1
> [TDS]
> Description             = v0.62
> Driver          = /usr/local/freetds/lib/libtdsodbc.so
> FileUsage               = 1
> Here is odbc.ini:
> [inv]
> Description             = Tivoli Production Inventory DB2
> Driver          = DB2
> [views]
> Description             = CSIRT MS SQL Server
> Driver          = TDS
> [peregrine]
> Description             = Peregrine MS SQL Server
> Driver          = TDS
> [visdb]
> Driver          = TDS
> Description             = SAN Point Sybase DB
> Trace           = No
> Servername              =

Servername do not point do a real server (DNS or ip) but to freetds.conf
servername. If you use DBD::Sybase I would suggest to specify Servername
with entry in freetds.conf (or you can use Server with ip address).

> Database                = visdb
> Trace           = Yes
> TraceFile       = visdb.log
> UID             = DBA



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