I'm trying to write a script to pull data out of a MS SQL 2003 database and manipulate it a bit. I've found ActiveRecord to be slim on examples outside of the Rails environment. I've tried lots of variations on the name of the driver; mssql, msql, mysql examples. dbh = DBI.connect("dbi:msql:wbctest:chad", "testuser", "testpass") I've dug into the dbi code some, found that it is case-insensitive and, I believe, confirmed that msql is the appropriate one for my needs and that it exists under the DBD directory. Maybe I'm making this harder than it needs to be? That would be common. I will gladly accept corrections in my direction of attack. JSR/
on 2006-01-11 19:36
on 2006-01-11 20:44
I think you want something more like this: DBI:ADO:Provider=SQLOLEDB;Data Source=YOURSERVER;Initial Catalog=YOURDB;User Id=YOU;Password=YOURPASSWORD; You may be able to leave the user and pw out of the above string if you include them in the 2nd and 3rd args to connect. You'll probably need to download the ADO adapter and add it to your Ruby install. For some reason, it doesn't come with the windows Ruby installer, although DBI does. You can get it from http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/655/ruby-dbi.... Just pull the file "ADO.db" out and stick it in <RUBYPATH>\lib\ruby\site_ruby\1.8\DBD\ADO. (You'll have to create the ADO directory.) Jim
on 2006-01-11 22:22
thanks, I'll work on that.