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DBI Question

DBI Question

DBI Question


If my perl scripts are on 1 server, and the SQL database I need to talk to is on a different server,
is there a way via DBI to connect to that database?

Something like:
my $DSN='dbname';
my $user = "loginname";
my $pass = "password";
my $DBD='ODBC';
my $server='123.456.789.0'
my $DBH=DBI->connect($DSN,$user,$pass,$DBD,$server);

I have read the DBI docs, but no mention is made of this so I was wondering if anyone has seen or done this before.

TIA for any and all assistance!
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RE: DBI Question

Hi Jim,

Two ways, that I know of, to do this.

1: Simplest way: If can install a ODBC driver on your client server you can connect to the Database through that.

2: There is a utility called dbiproxy which you can run on your database server, it listens for connection requests and allows remote clients to attahc to the DB in the way you need.

Any advance on wo ways anyone?

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