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############# DEPRECATED This fork has been abandoned in favor of https://github.com/lionheart/django-pyodbc/, which contains all fixes from this fork as well as numerous others (including django 1.5 support). It is being actively maintained, and since I no longer work at the organization that required this library, I have no intention of continuing the efforts. Please visit https://github.com/lionheart/django-pyodbc/ for ongoing changes. ############# ##### What follows is the original README.txt file. ##### ============= django-pyodbc ============= A Django_ MS SQL Server external DB backend that uses ODBC by employing the pyodbc_ library. It supports SQL Server 2000 and 2005. .. _Django: http://djangoproject.com/ .. _pyodbc: http://pyodbc.sourceforge.net Features ======== * Supports LIMIT+OFFSET and offset w/o LIMIT emulation under SS2005. * Supports LIMIT+OFFSET under SS2000. * Transparently supports Django's TextField both under SS2000 and SS2005. * Passes most of the tests of the Django test suite. * Compatible with SQL Server and SQL Server Native Client from Microsoft (Windows) and FreeTDS ODBC drivers (Linux). Dependencies ============ * Django from SVN, revision 8328 or newer (1.0 is r8961.) * pyodbc 2.0.58 or newer Installation ============ 1. Install pyodbc. 2. Add the directory where you have copied the project files to your Python path. So, for example, if you have the following directory structure:: /home/user/src/django-pyodbc | +- sql_server | +- pyodbc you should add ``/home/user/src/django-pyodbc`` to you Python module search path. One way to do this is setting the ``PYTHONPATH`` environment variable:: $ export PYTHONPATH=/home/user/src/django-pyodbc 3. Now you can point the ``DATABASE_ENGINE`` setting in the settings file used by your Django application or project to the ``'sql_server.pyodbc'`` module path:: DATABASE_ENGINE='sql_server.pyodbc' Configuration ============= The following settings control the behavior of the backend: Standard Django settings ------------------------ ``DATABASE_NAME`` String. Database name. Required. ``DATABASE_HOST`` String. SQL Server instance in ``"server\instance"`` format. ``DATABASE_PORT`` String. Server instance port. ``DATABASE_USER`` String. Database user name. If not given then MS Integrated Security will be used. ``DATABASE_PASSWORD`` String. Database user password. ``DATABASE_OPTIONS`` Dictionary. Current available keys are: ``autocommit`` Boolean. Indicates if pyodbc should direct the the ODBC driver to activate the autocommit feature. Default value is ``False``. ``MARS_Connection`` Boolean. Only relevant when running on Windows and with SQL Server 2005 or later through MS *SQL Server Native client* driver (i.e. setting ``DATABASE_ODBC_DRIVER`` to ``"SQL Native Client"``). See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms131686.aspx. Default value is ``False``. ``host_is_server`` Boolean. Only relevant if using the FreeTDS ODBC driver under Unix/Linux. By default, when using the FreeTDS ODBC driver the value specified in the ``DATABASE_HOST`` setting is used in a ``SERVERNAME`` ODBC connection string component instead of being used in a ``SERVER`` component; this means that this value should be the name of a *dataserver* definition present in the ``freetds.conf`` FreeTDS configuration file instead of a hostname or an IP address. But if this option is present and it's value is True, this special behavior is turned off. See http://freetds.org/userguide/dsnless.htm for more information. ``django-pyodbc``-specific settings ----------------------------------- ``DATABASE_ODBC_DSN`` String. A named DSN can be used instead of ``DATABASE_HOST``. ``DATABASE_ODBC_DRIVER`` String. ODBC Driver to use. Default is ``"SQL Server"`` on Windows and ``"FreeTDS"`` on other platforms. ``DATABASE_EXTRA_PARAMS`` String. Additional parameters for the ODBC connection. The format is ``"param=value;param=value"``. ``DATABASE_COLLATION`` String. Name of the collation to use when performing text field lookups against the database. Default value is ``"Latin1_General_CI_AS"``. For Chinese language you can set it to ``"Chinese_PRC_CI_AS"``. License ======= New BSD LICENSE Credits ======= * Ramiro Morales `<http://djangopeople.net/ramiro/>`_ * Filip Wasilewski (http://code.djangoproject.com/ticket/5246) * Wei guangjing `<http://djangopeople.net/vcc/>`_ * mamcx (http://code.djangoproject.com/ticket/5062) * Alex Vidal `<http://github.com/avidal/>`_