[fpc-devel] TMSSQLConnection - sqlDB component for accessing MS SQL Server

Marcos Douglas md at delfire.net
Mon Feb 27 13:33:35 CET 2012

On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 5:08 AM,  <michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be> wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Feb 2012, LacaK wrote:
>> Hi,
>> let me share same basic info/ideas about TMSSQLConnection :
>> 1. As Marcos wrote it is descendant of sql-db TSQLConnection class and
>> provides native connector for MS SQL Servers and Sybase servers
>> 2. is depends/requires on FreeTDS open-source cross platform DB-Library
>> (alternatively can be used also Microsoft db-library ntwdblib.dll)
>> 3. all what is needed are 2-3 files:
>> - mssqlconn.pp (implementation of TMSSQLConnection and TSybaseConnection)
>> - dblib.pp (interface to FreeTDS db-library ABI dblib.dll on Windows,
>> libsybdb.so on *NIX)
>> - readme.txt (some info for users/developers)
>> 4. according to market share of MS SQL Server and Sybase there may be many
>> users, which will welcome alternative to TODBCConnection
>> 5. there is on http://www.freepascal.org/future.var in "Improve the
>> database support" > "Drivers (descendants) for more database types" so I
>> understand it as FPC is open for new stuff ;-)
>> 6. if there is any problem please let us know. If you decide to include it
>> into fcl-db then you can place files for example into src/sqldb/mssql folder
>> ;-)
> I will have a look and include both units.

And the dream will become true... Thanks Michael.
Any chance to merge in fixes_2_6 in short time?

Marcos Douglas

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