ODBC, 'Sql server', XP: beyond connection

I believe I’ve connected to Microsofts’ SQL Express, however, I’m stuck.

I’m happy this succeeds!
Using Windows XP, 1-Click Installer Ruby/Windows installation (1.86).
Using ODBC, and SQLEXPRESS 2005.

I can read all the columns in a row, but not individual columns with


require ‘dbi’
dbh= DBI.connect(‘DBI:ODBC:driver=SQL

rows= dbh.select_all(‘select projno,project,projshort from projects’)

puts rows[0] # outputs the three columns on row 0



How do I output individual columns with rows?

A lot of things are additionally problematic, like ‘fetch’ returns an
error, ‘execute’ returns a ‘garbage collection’ error. I’ve got this
far using ‘select_all’.

Is there a windows/ruby/ODBC/SQL server online help somewhere?

Though I posted on this forum, I found a valuable answer
serendipitiously on a Google Forum. Apparently this forum automatically
posts material on Google’s forum. Yet the answer is directed to me.

Thanks Aldric! I was using rows[0,0], which didn’t work. Your
rows[0][0] works well.

From: Aldric G. <“aldric[removeme]”@trevoke.net>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 09:45:11 +0900
Local: Fri, Nov 28 2008 7:45 pm
Subject: Re: ODBC, ‘Sql server’, XP: beyond connection

How about rows[0][0] ?
These two websites have been really useful for me:

Good luck!