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pdo connection string to sqlserver

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hi all,
does pdo supports sqlserver to connect to if so please send me the pdo statement that support it  on php 5.2
please reply as soon as possible
best regards
mohr4000
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If you are running php on Windows, DO NOT use the PDO_DBLIB driver.  From the web page:

"On Windows, you should use the PDO_ODBC  driver to connect to Microsoft SQL Server and Sybase databases, as the native Windows DB-LIB is ancient, thread un-safe and no longer supported by Microsoft. "

So, if you *are* running PHP on Windows, set up an ODBC connection to your SQL Server, and use the PDO_ODBC driver to connect.

Let me know if you need more info.
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hi rob263,
thanks for reply,
but I'm using linux fedora core does dblib works fine on it to connect to MSSQLSERVER
if not do you have another way
best regards
hatem
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Well, in addition to the warning about not using it on Windows, the page does say (in a big red box) that the extension is Experimental.  I would still try it though, since it uses FreeTDS, which has been around for a while.

If it doesn't work, you can always fall back on ODBC, but even that may have problems (see http://www.php.net/manual/en/ref.pdo-odbc.php#81488)
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Yes pdo-dblib can be compiled against free tds on linux to connect to a windows SQl-Server. It's described in my first link.
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