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    Connecting to MSSQL: JDBC vs. ODBC

    I want to have my PHP client that exist on a Linux server to query a MSSQL database.

    I have the option of connecting to the database either with JDBC or ODBC.

    My question is, which option is the best concerning:
    - stability and availability of free/open source drivers for Linux/PHP
    - speed/reliability of connection
    - ease of setup & use

    I just want to get some opinions, so that I don't need to try both out if one of the options is obviously better than the other.
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  3. Modding: Oracle MsSQL Firebird
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    Using JDBC from Php seems a bit odd, ODBC from Linux to MSSQL with FreeTDS works and is well documented (try Google).

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