No worries, there's an "IIS-Lockdown" Tool available from Microsoft if you want to play around with IIS - and not have to worry about code red etc (you still need to keep it regularly updated patches wise though - I guess thats the advantage of apache).
The sample script is fine - thats how I got into MSSQL/PHP many moons ago. Note that it isn't very efficient (you can write a much faster script using mssql_fetch_array() and arrays) as it makes a lot of requests on the db. I think you are better off creating a simple DB in MSSQL enterprise manager (dead easy once you get the hang of it - much better than access IMHO but thats not very hard!). Do you know anything about Transactional SQL? If you do you might be able to help me in return (see my question in another newer thread)! If you want any more help let me know, I have been using this stuff for a while and don't mind sharing info (seeing as I'm probably not going to get to use PHP once I'm a graduate in a few months). Cheers Ollie "William Fong" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message news:<001501c1aab2$79d83e40$0ac8a8c0@willbox>... > Hi Ollie, > > Thank you for your reply. > > I was mistaken. I am using PHP 4.1.1 loaded as a CGI. I am using Apache > because I am from a Solaris/Linux background, and I know how to use it > better. I don't feel comfortable enough with IIS to secure it down (with > all that NIMDA and CodeRed floating around). Our company is going to > implement SQL Server 2000, so I want to try it out. > > I used the sample PHP script from PHP's Web site to connect. Here is the > code: > > <?php > > $hostname = "localhost"; > $username = "username"; > $password = "password"; > $dbName = "Northwind"; > > MSSQL_CONNECT($hostname,$username,$password) or DIE("DATABASE FAILED TO > RESPOND."); > mssql_select_db($dbName) or DIE("Table unavailable"); > > $query = "SELECT * FROM Employees"; > > $result = MSSQL_QUERY($query); > > $number = MSSQL_NUM_ROWS($result); > > $i=0; > > if ($number == 0) : > print "No data?"; > elseif ($number > 0) : > print "Data:"; > while ($i < $number) : > $name = mssql_result($result,$i,"Name"); > print $name; > print ""; > $i++; > endwhile; > endif; > ?> > > > I modified it to grab information from Northwind's Employee table. > > I didn't know Unicode was something that was defined. I will try to make a > sample database with 'more simple' database fields to see if that works. I > just wanted to do a quick test to grab data. I see it'll take me a little > longer to learn MSSQL. > > Thanks! > > > william > > > -- > William Fong - [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Phone: 626.968.6424 x210 | Fax: 626.968.6877 > Wireless #: 805.490.7732 | Wireless E-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Oliver Cronk" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: "Php-Db ML" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 3:19 PM > Subject: [PHP-DB] Re: MSSQL Query - Unicode data in a Unicode-only collation > or ntext data cannot be sent > > > > Hi there, > > > > PHP4.0.6 on IIS / Windows 2000 works fine with SQL Server 2000 (I have > teste > > this quite throughly) I don't know about unicode fields however as I > don't/ > > haven't used them in any of my databases. I know that varchar fields have > a > > few issues (can't retrieve more that 255 characters, you have to use text > > fields instead - which aren't queryable). > > > > What are you using to connect to MS-SQL? The MSSQL PHP library functions I > > hope (NOT ODBC its much slower IMO). Why are you using Apache on Win32 > may > > I ask(is it for apache functionality you can't get with IIS?)? > > > > Whats the query that you are sending in your test.php script? > > > > Cheers > > > > Ollie > > > > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message > > news:<[EMAIL PROTECTED]>... > > > Getting this error: > > > > > > Warning: MS SQL message: Unicode data in a Unicode-only collation or > ntext > > data cannot be sent to clients using DB-Library (such as ISQL) or ODBC > > version 3.7 or earlier. (severity 16) in C:\webroot\test.php on line 13 > > > > > > Warning: MS SQL: Query failed in C:\webroot\test.php on line 13 > > > > > > Warning: Supplied argument is not a valid MS SQL-result resource in > > C:\webroot\test.php on line 15 > > > > > > --- > > > > > > Using Windows 2000 Server with Apache 1.3.23 and PHP4.0 with SQL Server > > 2000. Any ideas? PHP's site didn't mention anything about SQL Server > 2000. > > > > > > Thanks! > > > > > > will > > > > > > > > > > > -- > > PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > > To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > > > > -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]