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