How to access sql server tables from linux?

by keegan.towne , in category: General Help , a month ago

How to access sql server tables from linux?

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by clyde_reichert , a month ago


There are several ways to access SQL Server tables from Linux. Here are a few methods:

  1. Install SQL Server on Linux: Microsoft has released SQL Server for Linux, which allows you to run SQL Server directly on your Linux machine. You can install and configure SQL Server on Linux and then access the tables using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) or any other database client that supports SQL Server.
  2. Use a database management tool: There are several database management tools available for Linux that support connecting to SQL Server. Some popular options include DBeaver, Azure Data Studio, and Navicat. These tools provide a user-friendly interface to connect to SQL Server and manage your tables.
  3. Use ODBC or JDBC drivers: SQL Server provides ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) and JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) drivers that allow you to connect to SQL Server from various programming languages. You can use these drivers to establish a connection to SQL Server and perform operations on the tables programmatically.
  4. Use PHP or Python libraries: If you are using PHP or Python for your application development on Linux, you can utilize the appropriate libraries for these languages to connect to SQL Server and access the tables. For example, PHP has the sqlsrv extension, and Python has the pyodbc library, both of which can be used to establish a connection and interact with SQL Server.

Overall, the method you choose would depend on your specific requirements and the programming language you are using.