Making a PHP Site on Linux Work with a Microsoft SQL Server Database

Friday Feb 14th 2003 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff
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It's a LAMP site, but the M isn't MySQL. Can PHP on the Linux box make the connection to Microsoft SQL Server?

[From Linux Journal]

A recent project at my current employer called for creating a new web frontend to an existing MSSQL database. My boss, having created a sophisticated MySQL and PHP-driven black diamond web site in PHP was enthused about the prospects of further web development with PHP. He suggested trying to get PHP on a Linux box to connect to a MSSQL database server.

An attempt at this task made months before ended in frustration. This time, after nibbling away at the task for a couple of days on a standard Red Hat system, success was had. Here's how.

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