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From: "Smith, Barry" <barry dot smith at csfb dot com>
Subject: RE: SybPERL and MS-SQL
Date: Dec 22 1998 8:07PM

With V7 of MSSQL Server, CTLIB will definitely be bounced, DBlib may get
through, but I suspect not.

They are dropping support for DBlib and moving on to OLEDB.

Barry

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Michael Peppler [SMTP:mpeppler@mbay.net]
> Sent:	Tuesday, December 22, 1998 6:42 PM
> To:	SybPerl Discussion List
> Subject:	SybPERL and MS-SQL
> 
> >>>>> "Paul" == Paul Roberts  writes:
> 
> Paul> I have been accessing Sybase using the CTlib and now I need to
> Paul> access a Microsoft SQL database so I have two questions.
> 
> Paul> 1. Where is the best place for me to find out how to use SybPERL
> Paul> to access Microsoft SQL (if it can be done)?
> 
> Paul> 2. Is there a way to access both Sybase and Microsoft SQL with
> Paul> SybPERL (and can I use the CTlib)?
> 
> In general, for MS-SQL 6.5 and *before* you can access the server
> using either Sybase::DBlib or Sybase::CTlib. You just need to define
> an entry in the interfaces file for the MSSQL server.
> 
> Client Library is a little more finicky, so you *may* get some
> protocol level errors when talking to an MS-SQL server with
> Sybase::CTlib. 
> 
> With MSSQL 7.0 it appears that MS has changed the protocol somewhat,
> making the use of the Sybase libraries more problematic, although I
> don't have a lot of details on that.
> 
> Michael
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