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Access external MSSQL 2008 Server tables

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Community Member, 3 Posts

1 June 2010 at 9:24am

Hello, I want to use SilverStripe 2.4 for a new website project. Just a quick question: is it possible to access MSSQL on an external MS Windows 2008 Server from another LAMP-installation? Or do I have to install SilverStripe 2.4 on a Windows 2008 Server with PHP enabled?


Forum Moderator, 5521 Posts

1 June 2010 at 4:52pm

Edited: 01/06/2010 4:53pm

You can point to an external database server. In fact thats how I run all my mssql projects. When you define your database instead of using localhost simply use the IP or domain of the server you wish to connect to.


Community Member, 3 Posts

21 June 2010 at 7:08am


Thanks for responding, but I wasn't specific enough.

This is the case:

Silverstripe 2.4 installed on Linux-server with MySQL. My client has database tables in another external MS SQL Server 2008 which have to be read in in het LAMP-hosted SilverStripe site. What's the correct way to read in those external MS-databases in the SilverStripe website? Where do I have to configure this and how can this be done?


Community Member, 3 Posts

22 June 2010 at 2:54am

Please, is here anyone on this forum with some detailed info about:

- installing Silverstripe 2.4 on Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP5
- import data from external MS SQL databases on another server?