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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at peppler dot org>
Subject: Re: Can I access multiple versions of Sybase with DBD:Sybase
Date: Jan 21 2004 11:50PM

On Wed, 2004-01-21 at 14:52, Dan Simmons wrote:
> Hi,
> Sorry to throw out a newbie question without digging
> through all the docs.  Problem is that I have a couple
> servers that were upgraded to Sybase 12.5 but my site
> perl DBD:Sybase was compiled for Sybase 11.9.2 and I
> still have a bunch of 11.9.2 servers.  Can I access
> both versions of Sybase from my single instance of
> Perl which is (embarrassed to admit) still at version
> 5.6.1.?

Yes.

Ideally you'd rebuild DBD::Sybase with the 12.5 client, so that you can
take advantage of the new features (such as wide varchar columns), but
it isn't strictly necessary as long as the older client libraries are
available when DBD::Sybase runs.

Michael