[freetds] FreeTDS 0.64 problem with freebcp on Linux x86_64 platform

Lowden, James K james.k.lowden at alliancebernstein.com
Mon Jul 31 13:14:36 EDT 2006

> From: Constantin Vasilyev
> Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 1:07 PM
> I'm trying to use FreeTDS 0.64 built on Linux 64 bit platform to
> communicate with MS SQL 2000 server:
> dbmaint01 ~> uname -a Linux dbmaint01 #1 SMP Mon
> Jul 18 11:03:02 EDT 2005 x86_64 unknown
> The package compiled with no problems, but when I tried to use
> freebcp it gave strange error:
> dbmaint01 ~/clients-mssql/freetds-0.64/bin> ./freebcp sysobjects
> out /tmp/foo.bcp -S MSSQL0 -c -U ... -P ...  Msg -100, Level 11
> unrecognized msgn

Well, it could be a more helpful message, but I think I know the


         * Validate other parameters
#define SYBETDSVER -100
        if (dbproc->tds_socket->major_version < 5) {
                dbperror(dbproc, SYBETDSVER, 0);
                return (FAIL);

BCP works only with TDS versions 5.0 and up.  You appear to be using a
TDS 4.2 connection.  In older versions, you'd get weird behavior with
4.2; now you get a cryptic message.  



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