Remote connection to SQL Server database from Ubuntu

Posted on 2006-10-24
Last Modified: 2013-12-16

I have Ubuntu 6.06 installed and am trying to work out how to connect to a remote SQL Server database. I need to administer the database via some sort of GUI ideally. I've had a look around and can't see anything. I have also tried with Database. This seems to allow ODBC connections to remote databases but when I try and select this option I get a message saying that is missing.

Is it possible to do what I want with an ODBC connection or am I barking up the wrong tree? Is it just a question of installing the library file and setting up a local connection?  

Question by:Nicola-H
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ID: 17928567
Hi Nicola-H

What kind of "remote SQL database" are you trying to administer?


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ID: 17928614
Hi. It's a SQL Server 2000 database on a remote server. I won't be able to test any solutions for a while because my lappy has blown up, but I am still looking for suggestions. I'm using the Open Office database app to administer the Access databases, but can not find anything to help me access the main SQL Server one.

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Paracelsius earned 350 total points
ID: 17937862

In this case you need FreeTDS ( in order to connect a remote MS Sql Server.

Ubuntu has packages for this ;)


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