Connection String to MS SQL Server 2005


#1

Hello all,

I have been to trying to connect to SQL Server 2005 from ruby code.
Following is the code written:


require ‘dbi’

driver = ‘ODBC’
server = “PRODSK0322”
database = ‘TestDB’
user = ‘sa’
password = ‘Sa123’

connection_string = “DBI:ODBC:Driver={SQL
Server};Server=#{server};Database=#{database};Uid=#{user};Pwd=#{password}”

begin

connect

db = DBI.connect(connection_string, user, password)

get data and print

row = db.select_one(“SELECT TrnEmployees”)
puts "result: " + row[0].to_s
rescue DBI::DatabaseError => e
puts “Error #{e.errstr}”
ensure

disconnect from server

db.disconnect if db
end


I am getting an error saying :
“Error IM002 (0) [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not
found and no default driver specified”

Can any one tell me where I am going wrong?
Is there anything I need to install or am I missing anything in includes
or requires?

Thanks,
Vani


#2

Following is the code written:

rescue DBI::DatabaseError => e
"Error IM002 (0) [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source

If you’re attempting to connect via ODBC, you need to set up the ODBC
source
separately.

On Linux, you would probably install FreeTDS and unixODBC, setting up
/etc/odbc.ini with an entry like this:

[My_SQL2005_Server]
Driver = FreeTDS
Description = SQL2005
Trace = No
Server = PRODSK0322
Port = 1433
Database = TestDB

On Windows, I’m not sure how to set up the ODBC sources.

Then you can connect with:

dbh = DBI.connect(“DBI:ODBC:My_SQL2005_Server”, “sa”, “!Sa123”)


#3

Hello Felix,
I need to establish a connection to SQL Server 2005 on Windows.
Thanks,
Vani

Felix W. wrote:

Following is the code written:

rescue DBI::DatabaseError => e
"Error IM002 (0) [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source

If you’re attempting to connect via ODBC, you need to set up the ODBC
source
separately.

On Linux, you would probably install FreeTDS and unixODBC, setting up
/etc/odbc.ini with an entry like this:

[My_SQL2005_Server]
Driver = FreeTDS
Description = SQL2005
Trace = No
Server = PRODSK0322
Port = 1433
Database = TestDB

On Windows, I’m not sure how to set up the ODBC sources.

Then you can connect with:

dbh = DBI.connect(“DBI:ODBC:My_SQL2005_Server”, “sa”, “!Sa123”)


#4

Felix W. wrote:

Vani
up the ODBC

Server = PRODSK0322
Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.

Try http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305599

That might help creating the DSN you refer to in “DBI:ODBC:DSN”.

Not sure whether this is acceptable for posting , but there is a site I
found which had a good snippet for connecting to SQL Server if you are
on a windows machine. It uses ADO and worked first go. there are also
other useful SQL Server snippets

http://snippets.dzone.com/posts/show/3906


#5

Vani
up the ODBC

Server = PRODSK0322
Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.

Try http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305599

That might help creating the DSN you refer to in “DBI:ODBC:DSN”.