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Upgrading form PHP 5.6 tp PHP 7.0 and MS SQL Drivers

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Marthaj SayersFlag for United States of America asked on
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I am currently upgrading some app from PHP 5.6 to PHP 7.4. My environment is: Wampserver 32, Apache2.4.41, localhost (port 81) on Windows 10 (just until my ubuntu desktop 20,4 is properly installed)'
I had stopped all services, clicked on PHP 7.04, then restarted all  services.
I executed PHPInfo() and everything looks good except I do not have any listing for MS SQL Server.
 I checked the extensions section in the PHP.ini file and this is what it shows:

; Dynamic Extensions ;

; If you wish to have an extension loaded automatically, use the following
; syntax:
;   extension=modulename
; For example:
;   extension=mysqli
; When the extension library to load is not located in the default extension
; directory, You may specify an absolute path to the library file:
;   extension=/path/to/extension/
; Note : The syntax used in previous PHP versions ('extension=<ext>.so' and
; 'extension='php_<ext>.dll') is supported for legacy reasons and may be
; deprecated in a future PHP major version. So, when it is possible, please
; move to the new ('extension=<ext>) syntax.
; Notes for Windows environments :
; - Many DLL files are located in the extensions/ (PHP 4) or ext/ (PHP 5+)
;   extension folders as well as the separate PECL DLL download (PHP 5+).
;   Be sure to appropriately set the extension_dir directive.
extension=exif      ; Must be after mbstring as it depends on it
;extension=oci8_12c  ; Use with Oracle Database 12c Instant Client

; The MIBS data available in the PHP distribution must be installed.
; See


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The pathing to PHP7.4 in the php.ini file is correct.
extension_dir ="c:/wamp/bin/php/php7.4.0/ext/"

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I also displayed the php extensions from within Wampserver. I see curl and sqllite and etc, But nothing I recognize for MS SQL Server. Andam wondering also about the construction of making my MS SQl DB connection, 
What am I missing and what do I need to do to correct this ??
Any help is appreciated and thank you in advance.

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