[freetds] Problem connecting to SQL server on linux

Lowden, James K james.k.lowden at alliancebernstein.com
Tue Sep 26 11:35:42 EDT 2006


From: Frederik Teerlinck
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 10:08 AM

> tsql -S MYDBNAME -U MYUID -P MYPWD
> This works perfect.
...
> isql -v MYDBNAME MYUID MYPWD
> [unixODBC]Client unable to establish connection
> [ISQL]ERROR: Could not SQLConnect
...
> ::::::::::::::
> odbc.ini
> ::::::::::::::
> [MYDBNAME ]
> Driver          = TDS
> Description     = ODBC connection via FreeTDS
> Trace           = No
> Servername      = MYDBNAME
> Database        = MYDBNAME
                    ^^^^^^^^ try removing this line
> ::::::::::::::
> odbcinst.ini
> ::::::::::::::
> [TDS]
> Description             = FreeTDS
> Driver          = /usr/lib/odbc/libtdsodbc.so
> Setup           = /usr/lib/odbc/libtdsS.so
> FileUsage               = 1

These aren't needed:

> CPTimeout               =
> CPReuse         =
> UsageCount = 1

Does your database have the same name as your server?  This will display
your default database:

	$ echo 'select db_name()' \
	  | bsqldb -q -S MYDBNAME -U MYUID -P MYPWD


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