I've seen a lot of people talking about FreeTDS and Sybase drivers, but I can't seem to figure out what I need to enable laravel/php access to MSSQL databases from a Linux Web Server running the Laravel Homestead Vagrant box.
I'm resurrecting this because it was one of the early results on google for my problem...
First, ssh into your box
vagrant ssh from the Homestead folder.
Then, install php5-mssql
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install php5-mssql
For newer Vagrant with PHP 7, use
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install php7.0-sybase.
If this fails, you may need to do
sudo apt-get upgrade.
Now edit freetds.conf
sudo vi /etc/freetds/freetds.conf
Change the top few lines:
[global] # TDS protocol version tds version = 7.2 client charset = UTF-8
Finally you should create a locales.conf file within /etc/freetds to allow correct parsing of dates with SQL Server, i have this configuration and has worked well with DateTime, DateTime2, SmallDateTime and Date data types:
sudo vi /etc/freetds/locales.conf
[default] date format = %Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S.%z [en_US] date format = %b %e %Y %I:%M:%S:%z%p language = us_english charset = iso_1 [es_ES] date format = %b %d %Y %I:%M%p language = spanish charset = iso_1 [pt_BR] date format = %d/%m/%Y %H:%M language = Portuguese charset = iso_1 [it_IT] date format = %d/%m/%Y %H:%M language = Italiano charset = iso_1
Last, restart your server
vagrant halt && vagrant up (Just restarting nginx doesn't cause the settings to take effect.)