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Perl, DBI, IIS question

by zuma53 (Beadle)
on Feb 05, 2013 at 22:24 UTC ( #1017290=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
zuma53 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:


I have a simple Perl script that logs in to a MSSQL database and creates an HTML page from a simple query.

When I run the script from the command line, the resulting output is OK. I am able to have the webserver open a static file with the results.

However, when I have the webserver run the script, I get the following error:

[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no def +ault driver specified (SQL-IM002)
The DSN is set up as a System DSN and it is able to connect (otherwise the commnad-line would have failed).
my $dbh = DBI->connect("dbi:ODBC:DSN=XXX-ZZZZREP02")

Might this be a permissions issue? IIS is running under the local system acount and I am connecting to the DB via WinAuth.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Perl, DBI, IIS question
by roboticus (Canon) on Feb 05, 2013 at 22:41 UTC


    It might be permissions, but I think I'd suspect your ODBC data source definitions first. Are they system-level or user level?

    I get around that problem by explicitly giving DBD::ODBC the parameters for the database, rather than relying on a DSN definition. I don't recall the particulars, but thanks to [www://] they're pretty easy to find. Your connect string could boil down to something like this:

    my $DB = DBI::connect("DBD:ODBC:driver={ABCD};Server=ServerIPAddress;" ."User ID=yourUserName;Password=Password");

    To get the text for the ABCD slot, go into the ODBC definition thingie, and look at the list of drivers. DBI and/or DBD::ODBC may also have some methods for digging up the ODBC drivers.

    When your only tool is a hammer, all problems look like your thumb.

      That worked!


        What worked? A system-level DSN, or bypassing DSNs entirely? Did you try both?

      I'm sure roboticus knows this but it might also be useful to others like zuma53. If you create a DSN and successfully connect to it you can use DBD::ODBC's odbc_out_connect_string to get a connection string you can use later without the DSN.

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