Connecting to Sybase PDO ODBC

In Scriptcase, we have the following drivers available for connecting to Sybase: Sybase PDO DBLIB, Sybase PDO ODBC and Sybase. If you are using your own, pre-configured environment, the Sybase extension must be enabled manually in PHP.

Setting up Sybase ODBC

In your linux terminal, you will only need to run one line to perform the configuration of the Sybase PDO DBLIB extension. Here is how to proceed:

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

1 - Log in as root and install the following packages:

Ubuntu\Debian x86_64 Ubuntu\Debian i386 (x86)
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install unixodbc-dev unixodbc sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install unixodbc-dev unixodbc
RHEL\CentOS x86_64 RHEL\CentOS x86_64 i686 (x86)
sudo yum update && sudo yum install unixODBC sudo yum update && sudo yum install unixODBC

2 - Restart the Apache service

sudo service apache2 restart

Creating a Connection in Scriptcase

Here is how to create a connection in your Scriptcase project using the Sybase database.

1 - Access any project from your Scriptcase.

2 - Click on the New connection icon to create a connection.

Creating a new connection

or go to the Database > New Connection menu.

Creating a new connection

After that a new page will appear with all the database connections.

3 - Select the Sybase connection.

Database connection selection


Enter the parameters for connecting to your Sybase database as follows:

Database Connection

  • 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 Sybase Driver used to connect. In this example, we use the Sybase PDO ODBC Driver.

  • Server/Host (Name or IP): Enter the DataSource Name created for this database.
    • E.g. sybase__test
  • Port: Inform the number port for your database server.

  • Schema: Inform the Scheme of specific tables created for the use of the informed user.
    • This item is optional if you do not have a schema configured in your database.
  • Username: Inform the user to authenticate the connection to your Sybase database.

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

  • Database Name: Type your database name to connect with him. Or, if you want to choose one different database, click on the button List Database to show all databases availabes for your user.
    • Create Database: Clicking on this button, you will create a new Sybase database for use.
  • Test Connection: Click on this button to get a response from 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 or not on the owner.

Filtering the Database connection


It allows the Sybase 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: By 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: By 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.
    • E.g.

    Example of using the prefix

  • Owner: Inform the user who sees the tables entered for display.
    • The user must be in capital letters as in the example above.

  • Show: 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 changes made in this session impact the data display and application performance.

Advanced database connection configuration

  • client_encoding: Select the encoding used in your database. In the example above, we use the client_encoding UTF-8.

  • Decimal Separator: Select the type of separator for decimal records, between comma and period.
    • By default, the period . is selected as a separator.

  • Persistent Connection: Define whether the connections will be closed after the execution of your scripts in Scriptcase applications.
    • By default, Scriptcase disables this option.

  • Use the schema before table name: Define whether the database schema is displayed before the table names.
    • By default, Scriptcase enables this option.

    • E.g.

    Example of using the scheme

Doubts or Connection Problems?

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