Author: Manuel Lemos
Package: PHP SQLSRV Linux
The sqlsrv PHP extension is the usual means to access a Microsoft SQL Server database under Windows. However this extension does not exist for the Linux operating system.
This package provides a solution based dblib driver for the PDO extension to access Microsoft SQL Server databases from a Linux installation.
It also provides functions that emulate the sqlsrv extension functions on Linux, so the same PHP application code can run either in Windows and Linux.
About the PHP SQLSRV Linux Package
The package PHP SQLSRV Linux is one of the few PHP packages that was considered notable recently because it does something that is worth paying attention.
The basic purpose is: Access Microsoft SQL Server databases in Linux
Here follows in more detail what it does:
This package can be used to access Microsoft SQL Server databases in Linux.
It provides a class that can access Microsoft SQL server databases using PDO dblib driver.
The package also provides global functions that wrap around the class that emulate functions of the sqlsrv PHP extension that is available on Windows.
The PHP SQLSRV Linux can be downloaded from download page or be installed using the PHP Composer tool following instructions in the Composer install instructions page.
This package was considered notable for implementing its benefits in a way that is worth noticing.
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