odbc version for SQL Server

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09 May, 2017 04:42 PM

Hi, in our test environment we employ Appveyor and use the provided SQL Server based on https://www.appveyor.com/docs/services-databases/

You can take a look at https://github.com/Microsoft/msphpsql/blob/dev/appveyor.yml

However, we notice that the ODBC driver that comes with the package is from last year. We need to test the new additions in the latest ODBC drivers (dated Feb 2017). Our current script doesn't seem to overwrite the old ODBC. Do you have any suggestions?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 09 May, 2017 06:07 PM

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    File this issue.

    Please use this script as temporary workaround:

    Write-Host "Installing ODBC driver..." -ForegroundColor Cyan
    Write-Host "Downloading..."
    $msiPath = "$($env:USERPROFILE)\msodbcsql.msi"
    (New-Object Net.WebClient).DownloadFile('https://download.microsoft.com/download/D/5/E/D5EEF288-A277-45C8-855B-8E2CB7E25B96/x64/msodbcsql.msi', $msiPath)
    Write-Host "Installing..."
    cmd /c start /wait msiexec /i "$msiPath" /q
    del $msiPath

    Please let us know if this workaround works for you.


  2. 2 Posted by yitam on 09 May, 2017 07:10 PM

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    Thanks Ilya for your prompt response. Good news is that it works for 64 bit environment! Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to affect the 32 bit one. Also, I need to hardcode the path to that msi file (which is totally fine actually):

    This is the extract of the appveyor.yml

    - ps: >-
            If ($env:BUILD_PLATFORM -Match "x64") {
                (new-object net.webclient).DownloadFile('https://download.microsoft.com/download/D/5/E/D5EEF288-A277-45C8-855B-8E2CB7E25B96/x64/msodbcsql.msi', 'c:\projects\msodbcsql.msi')
            } Else {
                (new-object net.webclient).DownloadFile('https://download.microsoft.com/download/D/5/E/D5EEF288-A277-45C8-855B-8E2CB7E25B96/x86/msodbcsql.msi', 'c:\projects\msodbcsql.msi')
        - cmd /c start /wait msiexec /i "c:\projects\msodbcsql.msi" /q

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 09 May, 2017 09:35 PM

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    Oh, this is because AppVeyor build works are x64 VMs and 32-bit ODBC driver cannot be installed on it. If you try to install 32-bit ODBC driver manually you will see 'Unsupported operation system' error.

    I think that there are some misunderstanding about platform setting in AppVeyor. It is msbuild target, not OS bitness.


  4. 4 Posted by yitam on 09 May, 2017 09:51 PM

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    Wonderful! It works now, thanks a lot, Ilya!

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