[unixODBC-support] ODBC Driver for MS SQL Server

Nick Gorham nick at easysoft.com
Fri Sep 17 23:38:19 BST 2004

Zhu, Kaiding wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I'm a newbie of unixODBC. I'm trying to set up an ODBC DSN connection on our
> Redhat Enterprise Linux server (release AS 3.0) for our SAS application to
> access and extract data on a backend Microsoft SQL Server database. Redhat
> Enterprise Linux AS3.0 does come with unixODBC 2.2.8. However, it doesn't
> appear to include the driver for MS SQL Server. Please see the list below
> Redhat gave me. They are mostly for open source SQL database, not commercial
> database products. Also, I can't tell simply by looking at the driver names
> in the ~/usr/lib directory on our Linux server, which is supposed to contain
> all libraries and drivers. 

Our (Easysoft's) ODBC-ODBC Bridge will certainly work, and allow you to 
connect to any odbc driver on the server. Depends if you need a 
commercially supported driver, the other option is freetds.

Nick Gorham
Easysoft Limited

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