[freetds] Problem with connection.

James K. Lowden jklowden at freetds.org
Wed Jan 20 21:37:08 EST 2010

Frediano Ziglio wrote:
> there is no direct
> support for bigint in dblib... you should use numeric. DBINT8/DBINT64
> would be an extension to dblib. 

The vendors, each for their own reasons, haven't kept their db-libs up to
date.  So I guess it's up to us.  

> It seems Sybase defined support for
> bigint only for ctlib (odbc already support 64bit integers) using
> CS_BIGINT. We could define an extension for this binding and type.

That's what I think we should do.  I'm just hoping "we" is a man with an
itch and a patch.  

> tds_willconvert and tds_convert already support SYBINT8 so the
> extension would affect only dblib library not libTDS code.



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