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Re^3: Using DBD::ODBC and cygwin to connect to MS SQL?

by Tommy (Chaplain)
on Jul 14, 2016 at 13:53 UTC ( #1167781=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Using DBD::ODBC and cygwin to connect to MS SQL?
in thread Using DBD::ODBC and cygwin to connect to MS SQL?

OK, here's what worked for me, in 5 steps:

Step 1: don't worry about /etc/odbc.ini -- you don't need to create or modify it to make your MS SQL connection work from cygwin.

Step 2: you also don't need to worry about /etc/freetds/freetds.conf -- the defaults work out of the box

Step 3: set up your /etc/odbcinist.ini file like so:

[FreeTDS] Description = TDS Conection Driver = /usr/lib/cygtdsodbc.dll Setup = /usr/lib/cygtdsodbc.dll UsageCount = 1 FileUsage = 1

Step 4: write your Perl code like so (change as desired) #TMTOWTDI

#!perl use strict; use warnings; use 5.020; use DBI; my ( $user, $pass ) = ( 'username goes here', 'password goes here' ); my $dsn = { driver => 'FreeTDS', server => '', database => 'name_of_db_here', port => 1433, tds_ver => '8.0' }; $dsn = sprintf 'dbi:ODBC:DRIVER={%s};SERVER=%s;database=%s;port=%s;tds +_version=%s;', $dsn->{driver}, $dsn->{server}, $dsn->{database}, $dsn->{port}, $dsn->{tds_ver}; my $dbi_opts = { PrintError => 0, RaiseError => 1, AutoCommit => 1, LongReadLen => 24 * 1024, LongTruncOk => 1, odbc_utf8_on => 1, }; my $dbh = DBI->connect ( $dsn, $user, $pass, $dbi_opts ); my $rows = $dbh->selectall_arrayref( 'SELECT * from some_table_you_kno +w' ); use Data::Dumper; say Dumper $_ for @$rows

Step 5: Profit!

It turns out that this wasn't nearly as complicated as I initially was led to believe, and that's fine by me :-)

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