[unixODBC-support] Isql - connecting to SQL Server 2005 named instance

Nick Gorham nick.gorham at easysoft.com
Fri Jul 18 17:29:03 BST 2008

Andy Pflueger wrote:

>The other day, I posted an issue with setting up unixODBC & freeTDS for
>accessing a SQL Server database. In that post, I don't believe I mentioned
>that our database is defined in a "named instance" of SQL Server. Tsql works
>just fine and I'm able to communicate after setting up freeTDS as follows:
>        host =
>        instance = cinnetsql_test
>        tds version = 8.0

You would be better asking the freetds folk that, as its a driver issue. 
I know the Easysoft driver works with named instances, but I don't know 
about the freetds one.

Nick Gorham
Easysoft Limited
http://www.easysoft.com, http://www.unixODBC.org

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