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  1. #1
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    Question Unanswered: can mssql supported by unix?

    hi everyone,

    I'm confuse in whether unix can support mssql or not?
    From internet, seems using unixODBC can support mssql.
    However, some said just windows can support mssql.

    Can anyone give me the answer for this?

    Thank you very much!

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    What do you mean by support? if you mean can SQL Server be installed on Unix, then no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by summer5
    hi everyone,

    I'm confuse in whether unix can support mssql or not?
    From internet, seems using unixODBC can support mssql.
    However, some said just windows can support mssql.

    Can anyone give me the answer for this?

    Thank you very much!

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    Summer
    Yeah, it's called Sybase As far as a SQL Server Client on unix, not too sure.

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    You can always use Java & JDBC from within a Unix box to access a SQL Server installation on a Windows box

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    Or Python and pyodbc
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    to clarify what others have said
    Microsoft SQL Server only runs on Microsoft OS's

    SQL Server is based on Sybase (Microsoft bought the rights to develop code based on Sybase, however the code base's parted the ways soon after and the current Sybase offering is different to SQL Server. so although the two products still sahre some similarity they are not the same.

    Sybase is available as a SQL erver on Unix, as are other SQL engines such as MySQL, Postgres and a host of others

    any unix, or other box can talk to a SQL Server db that is hosted on a Microsoft platform, usually through an ODBC connection.. assuming that the network trolls on both boxes have opened the various ports that allow for communication
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