[fpc-pascal]SQL Server

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Fri Feb 15 16:15:30 CET 2002

> > > > Is there a way to use FPC to connect/query to a MS SQL Server as MySQL unit?
> > > 
> > > If someone can send the MS SQL C Header files, we can translate them and
> > > make a unit.
> > 
> > I've just downloaded the platform SDK, and it contains those afaik.
> Why not using the FreeTDS stuff so you can make a Unit that can be released under the GPL, be provided on binary format with binary distros, and work on Linux and FreeBSD also?
> See www.freetds.org

Free databases can compete with the commercial ones in some applications,
but not all. If the write to read ratio increases, performance of e.g. MySQL
and PostGreSQL detiorates, at least without additional painful tuning.

Firebird (the interbase spinoff) appears to be in between.

Therefore I didn't question his choice of database, but only tried to be
helpful to get MSSQL running, as I don't know the performance issues with
his application.

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