I am new to Perl and DBI too, I installed Perl 5.8 on my PC , SQL Server 2000 is it possible to installed DBI on Windows and use in Perl to connect to SQL Server ?
I assume you mean MS SQL Server?
Yes it is possible.
But you need a C compiler.
As far as I know, it is not possible to access SQL Server with the Sybase client libraries (once it was, that changed with version 7.0).
So you have to use FreeTDS, a free implementation of the TDS protocol, used to talk to SQL Server.
Get it at www.freetds.org.