[development] MS SQL support in D7?

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Mon Jan 12 20:39:42 UTC 2009

That doesn't appear to be using PDO, so it is largely useless for Drupal 7.  We're building all Drupal database drivers on top of PDO.

--Larry Garfield

On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 12:09:25 -0800, "Joel Penner (Volt)" <a-joelpe at microsoft.com> wrote:
> Or better yet, use the new sqlsrv driver directly from Microsoft.
> http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlphp/
> Internally we've been working on getting 6.2 working and it seems to be
> stable minus a huge bug where it loses the left side menu when you clear
> the cache. Wish I could find a good place for help, but at the same time
> we're unsure about sharing code just yet. Kinda stuck in a rough place.  =[
> Joel Penner
> Microsoft's Open Source Technology Center
> -----Original Message-----
> From: development-bounces at drupal.org
> [mailto:development-bounces at drupal.org] On Behalf Of Arancaytar Ilyaran
> Sent: Monday, January 05, 2009 5:36 PM
> To: development at drupal.org
> Subject: Re: [development] MS SQL support in D7?
> Arancaytar Ilyaran wrote:
>> D7 uses PDO as a database backend, and a PDO driver for MS SQL exists:
>> http://de.php.net/manual/en/ref.pdo-dblib.php . It appears to be
>> experimental right now. You need to download it separately and compile
>> or include it in PHP as an extension.
>> Drupal does not explicitly support it (as it does MySQL and SQLite),
>> but it could work with the generic interface, without taking advantage
> of special features.
> Reading a bit more carefully, I see that DB-LIB is not well supported and
> not recommended on Windows.
> You should probably look at the ODBC driver instead, which is included in
> the standard PHP core (and enabled in Windows installations by default):
> http://de.php.net/manual/en/ref.pdo-odbc.php
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