Re: [R] RODBC on linux

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu 27 Jul 2006 - 15:17:00 EST

On Wed, 26 Jul 2006, Marc Schwartz wrote:

> On Wed, 2006-07-26 at 17:52 -0400, Armstrong, Whit wrote:
> > Anyone out there using Linux RODBC and unixODBC to connect to a
> > Microsoft SQL server?
> >
> > If possible can someone post a sample .odbc.ini file?
> >
> > I saw a few discussions on the archives a few years ago, but no config
> > file details were available.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Whit
>
> Whit,
>
> Do you have a Linux ODBC driver for SQL Server? unixODBC is simply the
> driver manager, not the driver itself.
>
> MS does not offer (not surprisingly) an ODBC driver for Unix/Linux.
> There are resources available however and these might be helpful:
>
> http://www.sommarskog.se/mssql/unix.html
>
> Note that Easysoft provides (at a cost) an ODBC-ODBC bridge for
> Unix/Linux platforms which supports ODBC connections to SQL Server:
>
> http://www.easysoft.com/products/data_access/odbc_odbc_bridge/index.html

Several people have successfully used that, from the earliest days of RODBC: I believe it was part of Michael Lapsley's motivation to write RODBC.

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