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RE: Problems installing Win32::OLE on Unix

by barndoor (Pilgrim)
on Jul 10, 2000 at 20:46 UTC ( #21816=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Problems installing Win32::OLE on Unix

One other option might be to try the DBD::Sybase module for DBI. The O'Reilly DBI book says that it provides some support to MS-SQL server. However it needs a Sybase client library. If you use Sybase's own you may need a SQL server patch so that Sybase clients can see your database. Otherwise there is apparently a FreeTDS library which is open source for connecting. However this is an Alpha version so I don't know how good it is. Apparently it works OK with DBD::Sybase apart from no ?-style placeholder support. Hope this helps.
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RE: RE: Problems installing Win32::OLE on Unix
by Corion (Pope) on Jul 10, 2000 at 22:26 UTC

    One thing to note about that is, that the Sybase drivers will only "work" with MS SQL Server 6.5 or lower. Microsoft finally saw the light with MS SQL Server 7.0 and threw out the Sybase code and rewrote it from scratch. Not that I've worked much with SQL Server 7, but still ...

      Pity it's Ms SQL 7.

      We're migrating from MS to *nix. I'm doing this step by step. First writing things in perl & php(they're using ASP). One thing is good there's ORCACLE!!! But they have oracle but use MS SQL(because it's easier). Off course they're only producing things and want it easy to produce things.
      But sorry I want to make things, but I also want to make them better !!

      My opinions may have changed,
      but not the fact that I am right

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