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

michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be
Fri Mar 16 09:40:04 CET 2012

On Thu, 15 Mar 2012, Marcos Douglas wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 9:33 AM, Marcos Douglas <md at delfire.net> wrote:
>> 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
> Hi Michael,
> Do you have some prediction to include the sources?

My apologies, I had totally forgotten; I am buried in work currently.

Committed in revision 20522. I didn't commit any examples or tests. 
Please test if everything works OK. I compiled on Linux 64-bit, I don't have
a working FPC/Lazarus 32-bit windows development environment currently.


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