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    Arrow Microsoft SQL Server ODBC drivers for openSUSE

    Microsoft released ODBC drivers a while ago for SQL Server for Linux, but according to this page, Download: Microsoft® SQL Server® ODBC Driver 1.0 for Linux - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details, they are only supporting RHEL 5 & 6. Is there a version available for openSUSE or SLE*?

    I don't see it in the OWS under "sqlncli" or "Microsoft" or "SQL Server" or "ODBC" unless I am just missing it.
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    Default Re: Microsoft SQL Server ODBC drivers for openSUSE

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonbite View Post
    Microsoft released ODBC drivers a while ago for SQL Server for Linux, but according to this page, Download: Microsoft® SQL Server® ODBC Driver 1.0 for Linux - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details, they are only supporting RHEL 5 & 6. Is there a version available for openSUSE or SLE*?

    I don't see it in the OWS under "sqlncli" or "Microsoft" or "SQL Server" or "ODBC" unless I am just missing it.
    The Microsoft SQL Server Driver for Linux is only available on RHEL 5 or 6. If you want to use a driver on other platforms why not try the Easysoft ODBC-SQL Server driver which works on most Linux platforms on several chipsets not just X86 or X64. A trial can be obtained from : SQL Server ODBC Driver

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    Default Re: Microsoft SQL Server ODBC drivers for openSUSE

    Quote Originally Posted by TrickyS2010 View Post
    The Microsoft SQL Server Driver for Linux is only available on RHEL 5 or 6. If you want to use a driver on other platforms why not try the Easysoft ODBC-SQL Server driver which works on most Linux platforms on several chipsets not just X86 or X64. A trial can be obtained from : SQL Server ODBC Driver
    Shouldn't it work as well on CentOS and Oracle Linux ?

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    Default Re: Microsoft SQL Server ODBC drivers for openSUSE

    I'm hoping for one for openSUSE or SLES though.

    Wow, such a deal at only $ 1,699.00 for one machine for the EasySoft solution! Ouch!

    Other problems with the Microsoft offered one is that it is not only for RHEL, it's also only for 64bit systems. Other systems and architecture are supposedly to be released later, but I'm not holding my breath for it.

    From Welcome to the Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux
    What is the SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux?
    The SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux allows native application developers (C/C++) running on Linux to connect to SQL Server. This release supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 connecting to SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, and SQL Server 2012.

    Will Microsoft support other UNIX variants?
    Other variants of Unix (SUSE, Solaris, and HP-UX) may be supported in a future release.

    Is the driver 64 bit or 32 bit?
    The first version of the driver is a 64 bit. A 32-bit driver may be available in a future release.

    Is the SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux open source?
    No, the SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux is not an open source product.
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    Default Re: Microsoft SQL Server ODBC drivers for openSUSE

    On Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:26:03 GMT, dragonbite
    <dragonbite@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    >I'm hoping for one for openSUSE or SLES though.
    >
    >Wow, such a deal at only $ 1,699.00 for one machine for the EasySoft
    >solution! Ouch!
    >
    >Other problems with the Microsoft offered one is that it is not only
    >for RHEL, it's also only for 64bit systems. Other systems and
    >architecture are supposedly to be released later, but I'm not holding my
    >breath for it.
    >
    >From 'Welcome to the Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux'
    >(http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/hh568451%28SQL.110%29.aspx)> What is the SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux?
    >> The SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux allows native application
    >> developers (C/C++) running on Linux to connect to SQL Server. This
    >> release supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    >> 6 connecting to SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, and SQL Server
    >> 2012.
    >>
    >> Will Microsoft support other UNIX variants?
    >> Other variants of Unix (SUSE, Solaris, and HP-UX) may be supported
    >> in a future release.
    >>
    >> Is the driver 64 bit or 32 bit?
    >> The first version of the driver is a 64 bit. A 32-bit driver may be
    >> available in a future release.
    >>
    >> Is the SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux open source?
    >> No, the SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux is not an open source product.
    >>


    Interrupting with a rather off the wall item. SQL is a pretty well
    defined standard interface to dozens of relational databases. ODBC is
    pretty well defined as well. I expect almost any SQL to ODBC middle ware
    will work. Part of the problem is that there is no perfectly conforming
    SQL or ODBC implementations. You may have to implement workarounds.

    ?-)

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