In this example for Linux we will install the unixODBC driver manager and an ODBC Driver and get data back from Microsoft SQL Server. We are ignoring access from any particular programming language or interface and just use the isql utility that comes with unixODBC but for further information about access from PHP, Perl, Python etc see
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Today I released a new development version of DBD::ODBC (1.23_2).
It all started when a daemon I am developing hit a job which took too long to run and so it ignored any connecting clients whilst running the job. A long term plan exists to sort this out but it is getting in the way of some test code so I decided to write a small workaround until I am ready to implement the full solution. The workaround seemed so simple I thought it would only take half an hour to do - how wrong I was.
Yet more time today spent tracking down another bug in Microsoft's SQL Server native client ODBC driver reported in RT for DBD::ODBC.
Perl can be a lot of fun and it can mean tearing your hair out; not that I'm suggesting other languages aren't the same. For the second time in a week I've been caught out by a nasty bug but after an hour or so of investigation imagine my surprise to see it appears to be a 5 and half year old Perl bug.