Connection to MSSQL Server DBLIB

In Scriptcase installed on Linux, we have the following driver available for connection to MSSQL Server: DBLIB. If you are using your own preconfigured environment, the MSSQL Server extensions must be manually enabled in the PHP.

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.

Enabling DBLIB on Linux

IMPORTANT: If you are using Scriptcase automatic installer, the extensions are already enabled in PHP, ready for connection. The procedure below is only for manual installations of Scriptcase.

1 - If you do not have the extension enabled you can install the extension with this command in the terminal:

sudo apt-get install php8.1-pdo-dblib

  • If you are unable to execute the above command because you cannot find packages, install the repository below and update.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php
sudo apt-get update

Check in this link how to do a Scriptcase manual installation.

2 - If you are using a Linux outdated version, check below how to configure the freeTDS.

  • First, install the basic packages for this procedure:
Ubuntu\Debian RHEL\CentOS
sudo apt-get install unixodbc unixodbc-dev gcc nano wget make sudo yum install unixODBC unixODBC-devel gcc nano wget make
  • Download and Unzip the freeTDS:


tar -zxf freetds-0.95.95.tar.gz

  • Access the freeTDS directory and run the following command to compile and install FreeTDS:

sudo ./configure --with-tdsver = 7.4 --with-unixodbc = / usr --disable-libiconv --disable-static --disable-threadsafe --enable-msdblib --disable-sspi --with-gnu -ld --enable-sybase-compat && make && make install

  • Edit the FreeTDS configuration file:
Ubuntu\Debian RHEL\CentOS
sudo nano/usr/local/etc/freetds.conf sudo vim /usr/local/freetds/freetds.conf
  • Add your MSSQL Server connection informations, like this example:

[MSSQLServer] host =
port = 1433
tds version = 7.2

3 - Restart the Apache service via the terminal.

sudo service apache2 restart

Creating a Connection in Scriptcase

See below how to create a connection in your Scriptcase project, using the Enabled Driver DBLIB and the MSSQL 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 Database > New connection menu.

Creating a new connection

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

3 - Select the MSSQL Server connection.

Selecting the database 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 MSSQL Server Driver to connect. In this example, we use the Driver DBLIB.

  • Server/Host (Name or IP): Enter the name of the data source you have configured on your freetds.conf file.
  • EX: MSSQLServer

  • Port: Enter the port to connect to the MSSQL Server. By default, the port defined is 1433.

  • Database Name: List and select the database you will connect to.
  • EX: samples

  • 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


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


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.


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.


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.