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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at MBAY dot NET>
Subject: Sybperl ODBC kludge
Date: Dec 4 1998 5:55PM
Dave Waller writes:
> Ok this may or may not be what I should do but....
> My company has this legacy accounting program that has a "new" db called
> Unidata. I have an ODBC hook to it in Winblows95/NT only. The ODBC driver
> is by Sybase. Now to the interesting part. I want to use perl on my Linux
> webserver to read the Unidata database and I am thinking that if I put Sybase
> on the webserver and use sybperl to read some views that I create out of an
> ODBC hook to the real db on the AIX server.
> Am I mad or is this do-able?
Sorry it took me so long to respond...
I don't think that this is doable "out of the box".
I suspect that you'd have to write an openserver app on the NT box
that undestands OpenClient calls on one side and sends ODBC requests
on the other.
Not a really clean solution.
You might be able to use DBI with DBD::Proxy by running a proxy server
on teh NT box, but I don't know much about how that would work.
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