Danny Hambourg Danny Hambourg - 2 months ago 82x
Linux Question

Linux python3 - Can't open lib 'SQL Server'

I am trying to connect to an Microsoft Azure SQL server database.

This is how i am trying to connect:

conn = pyodbc.connect('DRIVER={SQL Server};SERVER=%s' % (self.config.get("Sql", "DataSource")),
user= self.config.get("Sql", "UserId"),
password=self.config.get("Sql", "Password"),
database=self.config.get("Sql", "Catalog"))

I am getting an error while excuting this line. The error:

pyodbc.Error: ('01000', "[01000] [unixODBC][Driver Manager]Can't open lib 'SQL Server' : file not found (0) (SQLDriverConnect)")

Can't figure why this is happening, Any idea?


I also recommend you install the ODBC Driver and then try to use pyodbc. I am assuming you are on an Ubuntu 15.04+ machine.

To install the ODBC Driver follow the following instructions:

sudo su
wget https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/ODBC-Driver-13-for-Ubuntu-b87369f0/file/154097/2/installodbc.sh
sh installodbc.sh

Once you do that, install pyodbc using pip and try the following script:

import pyodbc
server = 'tcp:myserver.database.windows.net'
database = 'mydb'
username = 'myusername'
password = 'mypassword'
cnxn = pyodbc.connect('DRIVER={ODBC Driver 13 for SQL Server};SERVER='+server+';DATABASE='+database+';UID='+username+';PWD='+ password)
cursor = cnxn.cursor()
cursor.execute("SELECT @@version;")
row = cursor.fetchone()
while row:
    print row
    row = cursor.fetchone()

Let me know how that goes.