[freetds] unixODBC/MS SQL/freetds problem

Lowden, James K LowdenJK at bernstein.com
Thu Jun 17 17:09:25 EDT 2004

> From: Lyons, Andrew Myers
> Sent: June 17, 2004 4:09 PM
> I now have a problem when trying to connect using python with 
> mxODBC.  I don't get any log data when I try this method; here's 
> what happens:

If you get no TDSDUMP log output (and it's set for the invoking process, of course) then FreeTDS isn't getting started.  I'd guess it's your connect string; these things are notoriously hard to get right the first time.  

> One side note:
> When I do an isql from the command line, I get the following text 
> as part of the log output:
> 14:26:44.199938 tds_put_string converting 6 bytes of "SYBASE"
> 14:26:44.199972 tds_put_string wrote 12 bytes
> 14:26:44.200001 tds_put_string wrote 0 bytes
> 14:26:44.200029 tds_put_string converting 10 bytes of "us_english"
> Should I be concerned that "sybase" is still showing up there? 
> even though it seems to work?

No.  There's a whole bunch of fields in the login record, a few are just informational strings passed to the server to identify the client.  

You're connecting with isql, so your config files are fine.  

> I greatly appreciate the time you spent to develop and support 
> freetds, which I'm sure will be quite useful to me once I figure 
> out how it works  :-)

You're almost home.  Thanks for the kind words.  


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