access to MSSQL?

Roger Burton West roger at
Mon Apr 7 16:16:25 BST 2008

On Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 10:03:57AM +0100, Jonathan Stowe wrote:

>  a) use DBD::ODBC (with either the unixodbc or iOdbc libraries) with
>the FreeTDS drivers.
>  b) use DBD::Sybase with either FreeTDS or Sybase libraries
>  c) use DBD::Proxy with a proxy service running on the Windows machine
>to do the real connection.
>  d) for retrieval only, configure the XML SQL service on the Windows
>server and do the queries over HTTP

IME the least painful of these was (b) with FreeTDS ((d) wasn't
available at the time, but I can't believe anything XMLish is going to
be pain-free).


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