in reply to issue with DBI and MS SQL SERVER

It's been a really long time since I used the Sybase DBD driver but I seem to remember that you need to create an entry in an interfaces file to map between a logical server name and the physical server name. Not sure what you mean by "TDS configuration."

If I remember how the interfaces file is configured correctly it looks something like:

[BILLING] host = port = 1433 database = BILLING user = USER password = PASSWORD
Then you use the handle BILLING to connect with. Also if memory serves me correctly you have supply the path to the Sybase libraries
BEGIN{ $ENV{SYBASE}='/opt/sybase....handwaving here...'; } use DBI; my $dbh=DBI->connect('DBI:Sybase:server=BILLING') or die $DBI->errstr;
Hope this helps..

Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
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