SQL2000 database vs python

Gerhard Häring gh at ghaering.de
Thu Jul 31 16:17:51 CEST 2003

Raaijmakers, Vincent (IndSys, GE Interlogix) wrote:
> Ok I was too happy.
> mssqldb doesn't help me to connect my python app on a linux OS to a sql2000 (windows os) database.
> I can't even compile the package, I guess it is missing sybase stuff (sybdb.h and sybfront.h), 
> which is correct because I don't have that database.

There should be an option to compile it against FreeTDS 

It's probably best to ask further questions on the mailing list for this 
database adapter.

> Also, mssqldb supports ms sql server 7.0, my hope is that that won't be a problem in using ms sql 2000.

Don't give up so fast :) I'm pretty sure this can be made to work.

If this ultimately fails, there are other alternatives like an ODBC-ODBC 
bridge, SQLRelay, or something like


But the last project seems to be *quite* inactive.

-- Gerhard

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