SQL/database server capabilities NO ODBC please
doob at me.com
Wed Nov 30 09:26:28 PST 2011
On 2011-11-30 18:09, Steve Teale wrote:
>> As I understand it, FreeTDS provides three client libraries: db-lib,
>> ct-lib and odbc. These libraries are available as dynamic libraries and
>> then it won't be any licensing issues.
>> TinyTDS uses db-lib and it HAS to use dynamic library since it's a Ruby
>> library. I took a quick look at the source code for TinyTDS, it's quite
>> a small library.
> As far as I can see db-lib is a dead end for SQL Server - http://
> msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa936940%28v=sql.80%29.aspx. ct-lib
> seems to be a Sybase branch.
I've seen that page as well. I'm wondering if that is about Microsoft's
implementation. Using Ruby on Rails, TinyTDS is the preferred way of
connecting to SQL Server these days. We're successfully using it at work
to connect to SQL Server 2007.
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