How do I access MS SQL Server 2005 using C++ from Linux

I have a c++ application on linux that needs to access a MS SQL Server 2005 database to select and execute T-SQL commands. I have found however no simple explaination on how to use it from c++ (NOT MICROSOFT VISUAL C++). I am very familar on how to do this in a Windows environment however I need a good sample or walkthrough for the linux environment. I am not opposed to other free technologies like ODBC.
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You can use ODBC to do that. See ("Linux/UNIX ODBC") and ("libodbc++") in particular.

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