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HP-UX 11.0, perl DBD::ODBC

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HP-UX 11.0, perl DBD::ODBC

I am trying to install the perl module DBD::ODBC.

I encounter the error:

"The DBD::ODBC module needs to link with an ODBC 'Driver Manager'.
(The Driver Manager, in turn, needs one or more database specific ODBC drivers.
The DBD::ODBC module does _not_ include any ODBC drivers!)"

Does anyone have any recommendations of an easy ODBC Driver Manager setup for HP-UX 11.0?

Thanks in advance!
harry d brown jr
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Re: HP-UX 11.0, perl DBD::ODBC

Go look at this link:

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T G Manikandan
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Re: HP-UX 11.0, perl DBD::ODBC

H.Merijn Brand (procura
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Re: HP-UX 11.0, perl DBD::ODBC

harry, snazzy, DBD::ODBC is not included in my port for exactly the reason the problem the poster encountered.

Sorry, I had no time to find a solution (yet), that is free and unrelated to bloatware like Oracle. If I find one (Open Source, or at least free of rights), I'll add it in the module list. Hmmm, maybe I should ask Mehdi ...
Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
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Re: HP-UX 11.0, perl DBD::ODBC

Thanks for the links. I did read through the other post and see that someone else had this problem. Unfortunately, it looks as if it was not solved.

Maybe there is an alternative solution to my problem. Here is the scenario:

1. Perl v5.6.1 built for PA-RISC1.1-thread-multi on HP-UX11.0

2. Database: SQLSERVER2K on WIN2K.

I would like to update my database directly with perl scripts from my HP-UX box.

** Extra twist: firewall sits b/n the two boxes above.

I have opened port 1521 (SQL Client) thinking ODBC would work. Since I cannot install the DBD::ODBC, this might not be needed.

Thanks for your insight already!
Rodney Hills
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Re: HP-UX 11.0, perl DBD::ODBC

Accessing SQL Server from unix has always been the holy grail of developers.

I believe I saw once where if you put in the driver for sybase (which is what sql server was originally based on), you can get it to work. This was for SQL 7.0, so I'm not sure if it is true for SQL 2000.

Their are products that can be purchased where a gateway server is put on the SQL Server to allow unix processes access. I can't recommend it, but I know DataDirect has just such a product. See

Good Luck

-- Rod Hills
There be dragons...