[freetds] MS publish TDS spec
ZIGLIO, Frediano, VF-IT
Frediano.Ziglio at vodafone.com
Wed Apr 23 05:44:04 EDT 2008
> graham thwaites wrote:
> > See http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc448435.aspx
> Whoo hoo! Thanks for the tip!
> I asked Microsoft for TDS documentation years ago and was
> eventually told
> they wouldn't release it because they didn't want to maintain
> or support
> it. I guess that's one difference between me and European Union.
> I read MS-TDS (and MC-SMP) today. There are some dribbles of
> we didn't have, particularly about SQL Server 2005. There
> are also some
> odd gaps. For instance, there's almost nothing about bcp and
> not enough
> about cancellation.
Are we sure we can read these documentation? Is there any legal guru?
> One more example. I noticed the OFFSET packet type. I
> didn't remember
> it, and there's no support (or documenation) for it in
> FreeTDS. I scanned
> the whole document for "offset" but was unable to answer this
> How do you cause the server to return an OFFSET packet?
> Please tell me
> if I missed it.
I think something like SET FORMATONLY ON...
> Complaints notwithstanding, this is excellent news. If they
> keep it up to
> date, we'll finally have definitive information from the vendor about
> changes to the protocol.
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