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Yesterday I went to watch a movie based on the recommendation of the readers on my Facebook page. If you think we only discuss SQL on a Facebook page, it is not correct. We discussion pretty much everything that DBA do in their daily life. Let us learn about Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux Available Now.

During the movie, someone recognized me from our blog photo. He changed his sit and while I was watching a movie and asked a couple of quick questions. I understand it is a bad manner to talk in the movie while others are watching but still answered him quickly. Let us call him Jatin.

Here is our conversation:

Jatin: Are you Pinal Dave?
Pinal: I guess so.
Jatin: Guess?
Pinal: I am.
Jatin: I have one SQL question?
Pinal: Sure – can we talk after the movie is over.
Jatin: This movie is boring anyway.
Pinal: Hm… Some may like it too. Anyway, we should talk afterward.
Jatin: Answer me when you can – how can I connect from Linux box to SQL Box?
Pinal: Oh… why do you want to do that?
Jatin: Now you are asking me questions and prolonging the conversation – see you lost interest in this boring movie.
Pinal: Oh…I did… (silence)… you are correct. Let us talk after the movie.
Jatin: A nice blog, by the way, I read it every day.

Well, that was it, after the movie was over – we all rushed outside and never connected. I never met Jatin afterward, In fact, I do not know what is his real name. I wanted to answer his question and the reason why he wanted to use a Linux box to connect to SQL Server installed machine. Anyway, Jatin if you are reading my blog every day as you said, here is your answer. Please leave your answer in the comment as well – do mention your real name and details so we can continue our conversation.

The Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux provides native connectivity from Linux to Microsoft SQL Server. The 64-bit version of the Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux provides robust data access to Microsoft SQL Server. It allows native C and C++ applications to leverage the standard ODBC API and connect to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux also comes with powerful tools – sqlcmd and bcp.

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Reference: Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)

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