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Re^6: [unixODBC][FreeTDS][SQL Server]Unable to connect to data source (SQL-08001)

by perlraj (Acolyte)
on Dec 14, 2012 at 11:32 UTC ( #1008817=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^5: [unixODBC][FreeTDS][SQL Server]Unable to connect to data source (SQL-08001)
in thread [unixODBC][FreeTDS][SQL Server]Unable to connect to data source (SQL-08001)

Hi please look at the last line i am not able to find out the error, its showing the servername as empty string and no further process but i have defined the servername in odbc.ini file which in turn will refer the freetds.conf file for ip address

$ sudo TDSVER=7.2 osql -S SERVER -U username -P password checking shared odbc libraries linked to isql for default directories. +.. trying /usr ... no trying /loc ... no trying /tmp/sql.log ... no trying /home ... no trying /.odbc.ini ... no trying /usr/local/etc ... OK checking odbc.ini files reading /home/perlzuser/.odbc.ini [SERVER] not found in /home/perlzuser/.odbc.ini reading /usr/local/etc/odbc.ini [SERVER] found in /usr/local/etc/odbc.ini found this section: [SERVER] Driver = FreeTDS Description = ODBC connection via FreeTDS ServerName = SERVER looking for driver for DSN [SERVER] in /usr/local/etc/odbc.ini found driver line: " Driver = FreeTDS" driver "FreeTDS" found for [SERVER] in odbc.ini found driver named "FreeTDS" "FreeTDS" is not an executable file looking for entry named [FreeTDS] in /usr/local/etc/odbcinst.ini found driver line: " Driver = /usr/local/freetds/lib/libtdsodbc.s +o" found driver /usr/local/freetds/lib/ for [FreeTDS] in o +dbcinst.ini /usr/local/freetds/lib/ is an executable file Using ODBC-Combined strategy DSN [SERVER] has servername "" (from /usr/local/etc/odbc.ini)

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Re^7: [unixODBC][FreeTDS][SQL Server]Unable to connect to data source (SQL-08001)
by karlgoethebier (Parson) on Dec 14, 2012 at 12:57 UTC

    The only difference i can see between your configuration and the example from the ubuntu site is that you miss the value for the Database key in the server section of your odbci.ini. I mentioned this already. As far as i understood the manual you must provide a value for that key (...yes, i'm skating on thin ice).

    Please keep in mind that this is not a perl issue. Read the manual again - with patience. This is something that i can't do for you.

    See also:

    There are a few ways to use Perl to connect to a SQL Server using FreeTDS.The recommended choice is DBD::Sybase from Michael Peppler. Despite the name it works for any Sybase or Microsoft SQL Server...

    tobyink already mentioned this, see above.

    Regards, Karl

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