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Connection to MSSQL Server ODBC

At Scriptcase, we have the following drivers available for connection to SQL Server: MSSQL Server NATIVE SRV, MSSQL Server NATIVE SRV PDO and MSSQL Server ODBC . If you are using your own pre-configured environment, MSSQL extensions must be enabled manually in PHP.

Prerequisites

Before proceeding with this documentation, check your PHP architecture. For drivers to be enabled correctly, files must be downloaded according to the architecture used.

  • In your Scriptcase, there is the file info.php, access it by the URL: http://127.0.0.1:8091/scriptcase/info.php, where you will find the information regarding the architecture in phpinfo().

NOTE: If you are using Scriptcase’s automatic installer, the PHP architecture will be the same as the one you downloaded. Download Microsoft ODBC Driver 11 For SQL Server according to your PHP architecture .

PHP Architecture

  • Architecture x86 = 32 bits
  • Architecture x64 = 64 bits

Listed below are the necessary files for the drivers to be enabled.

Required files:

x64

  • Microsoft ODBC Driver 11 For SQL Server (x64): Click Here

x86

  • Microsoft ODBC Driver 11 For SQL Server (x86): Click Here

Other Files

  • PHP extensions (php_pdo_sqlsrv_73_nts_x64 and php_sqlsrv_73_nts_x64): Click Here

Compatibility Table

  Server 2016 Server 2012 /R2 Windows 10 Windows 8 / 8.1 Server 2008 SP2 / R2 SP1 Windows 7 SP1 Windows Vista SP2
Native SRV PDO Disponível Disponível Disponível Disponível Disponível Disponível  
Native SRV Disponível Disponível Disponível Disponível Disponível Disponível  
ODBC Disponível Disponível Disponível Disponível Disponível Disponível Disponível

if you need to use Database Identifiers in or tables, we recommend using the double quotation marks( ) instead of the brackets( [ ] ) because of the conflict with the Global Variables syntax of Scriptcase. Using the brackets as database identifiers may lead to problems in the Scriptcase applications.

Configuring and enabling MSSQL Server ODBC on Windows

IMPORTANT: If you are using Scriptcase’s automatic installer, the extensions are already enabled in PHP, requiring only the installation of the client. Proceed to item 3.

1 - Extract the .zip file and copy the files from the php_pdo_sqlsrv_73_nts_x64 and php_sqlsrv_73_nts_x64 .dll extensions previously downloaded to your PHP’s ext folder.

2 - In the php.ini file, located in C:\php, add the lines referring to the MSSQL Server extensions php_pdo_sqlsrv_73_nts_x64 and php_sqlsrv_73_nts_x64. See the example below:

extension=php_pdo_sqlsrv_73_nts_x64
extension=php_sqlsrv_73_nts_x64

Enabling MSSQL extensions

3 - After downloading the Microsoft ODBC Driver 11 For SQL Server file, run the installer and follow the steps below:

Installation Wizard.

4 - Accept the terms of the license agreement and click next.

Installation Wizard.

5 - Check the option “ODBC Driver for SQL Server SDK”, because the components that we will need are also in this option.

Installation Wizard.

  • In this option, leave the option “Client Components” checked.

6 - Click Install to start the client installation.

Installation Wizard.

7 - The program features you selected are being installed.

Installation Wizard.

8 - Click finish to exit.

Installation Wizard.

9 - Restart the Apache service using the Task Manager.

  • Open the Task Manager and click on the Services tab.

  • Look for the ApacheScriptcase9php73 or Apache2.4 service and right click on this service, then Restart.

Restarting Apache

Creating the DSN for connection

To connect to the MSSQL Server ODBC Driver, you need to configure a System DSN. Follow the steps described below to perform this configuration.

ATTENTION: ODBC must be created on the same Server where ScriptCase is installed.

1 - Access your ODBC Data Source Manager and select according to your architecture. We will select the x64 version:

ODBC Manager

2 - When entering the ODBC Data Sources Administrator, select the DSN System tab and click on _Add to create your connection to your Database.

Creating DSN

3 - After that, it is necessary to select the Driver to connect to the MSSQL Server. Select the Driver: ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server .

Selecting ODBC Driver

4 - Now, you need to define the name of the DSN, the description and the database connection server.

Naming DSN

  • Name: Enter the name that the DSN will have so that you can use it in Scriptcase.

  • Description: Add a description for the DSN.

  • Server: inform the database server, port and instance that you will connect to.

4.1 - After entering the data, click on the Next button to enter the user name and password required for connection.

DSN credentials

  • Login ID: Inform the user to authenticate with the database.

  • Password: Enter the corresponding password to authenticate with the informed user.

4.2 - Now, click Next to select the default database.

Default Database

To finish, click Next and finally, click Finish.

Creating a Connection in Scriptcase

See below how to create a connection in your Scriptcase project, using the enabled Driver and the Microsoft SQL Server database.

1 - Access a project from your Scriptcase.

2 - Click the New Connection icon to create a connection

Creating a new connection

or access the menu Database > New connection.

Creating a new connection

After that, a screen will appear with all database connections.

3 - Select the MSSQL Server connection.

Selecting the database connection

Connection

Enter the parameters for connecting to your MSSQL Server database as follows:

Connecting to the database

  • Connection name: Define the name of your new connection. By default, Scriptcase adds the prefix conn along with the database name.

  • DBMS Driver: Select the DB2 Driver to connect. In this example, we use the MSSQL Server ODBC Driver.

  • Server/Host (Name or IP): Enter the system DSN that was configured in ODBC Manager.
  • EX: mssql

  • Username: Inform the user to authenticate the connection to your database.

  • Password: Enter the password to complete the authentication process.

  • Test connection: Click this button to get a response to the Scriptcase request to find out if the parameters entered are correct.

Testing the database connection

Filter

Accessing this tab, you can configure which Database items will be displayed on the connection, depending on the owner or not.

Filtering the database connection

Show


It allows the connection to see tables, views, system tables and procedures depending on the items selected by the user. By default, the items Tables and Views are already selected by Scriptcase.

  • Tables: Selecting this option, the tables in your database will be displayed.
    • By default, Scriptcase enables this option .
  • Views: By selecting this option, the views of your database will be displayed.
    • By default, Scriptcase enables this option .
  • System Tables: Selecting this option, the system tables of your database will be displayed.

  • Procedures: By selecting this option, the procedures of your database will be displayed.

Searches


Allows you to define which tables and owners are displayed.

  • Tables: You can define in this option which tables will be displayed. The configuration can contain a PREFIX%% or name of the tables to display.
    • By default, Scriptcase leaves this option empty .
    • EX:

    Example of using the prefix


  • Owner: Inform the user who sees the tables informed for display.
    • User must be capitalized as in the example above .
  • View: Choose whether tables for the informed owner are displayed.

NOTE: By using table filtering, you eliminate unnecessary tables for your project and improves the performance of your database connection.

Advanced

In this tab, you have access to specific settings for the connection. The settings made in this session impact the data display and application performance.

Advanced database connection configuration

  • Decimal Separator: Select the type of separator for decimal records, between comma and period.
    • By default, the . dot is selected as a separator .
  • Persistent Connection: Define whether connections will be terminated after the execution of your scripts in Scriptcase applications.
    • By default, Scriptcase disables this option .
  • Use the schema before the table name: Define whether the database schema will be displayed before the table names.
    • By default, Scriptcase enables this option .

Questions or Connection Problems?

Contact our support in case of connection problems or questions regarding this database.