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Our websites hosted on the IBMi require PHP connections to MSSQL database servers. This was possible with the Zend Server Free edition (expiring June 2021) with a PHP PDO driver plugin "dblib". With our migration to the RPM based PHP, there is currently no support for PHP PDO drivers with MSSQL connections. This requires users to build FreeTDS themselves, which I am not experienced with.
A similar issue identified with Python is below: https://bitbucket.org/ibmi/opensource/issues/109/ibm-pyodbc-connection-to-mssql
Using the latest RPM-based PHP version currently available from Zend repo (7.3.14), with the unixODBC driver, and the latest ibm-iaccess odbc driver, there is no support for MSSQL connections. I am also using Nginx as the web server, but same would apply to Apache, it is a limitation within PHP.
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