how to connect to microsoft sql server 6.5

Hi all,
i'm beginner in rails world...i try to connect my rails application on
a db sql server 6.5 without success, ca you help me?
i try odbc driver, jtds e activerecord-sqlserver-adapter but
what are the right gems or the right sequence procedure?


I only know about SQLServer 2005 and 2008, not 6.5. Anyway, here is a
list of things I had to do to get a project working with 2005 using
Ruby 1.8.6, Rails 2.3.5 and Mongrel as the web server. You might need
to skip/change some of the steps. I hope it helps:

1. Install Ruby (1.8.6):
2. Install rubygems:
  a. (zip version)
  b. Unpack to a directory and cd there
  c. ruby setup.rb
3. Install rails: gem install rails –v=2.3.5
4. Install mongrel: gem install mongrel
5. Install mongrel service: gem install mongrel_service
6. Install SQL Server adapter: gem install activerecord-sqlserver-
7. Install ODBC gem: gem install odbc-rails
8. Install authentication gem: gem install authlogic
9. Install encryption gem: gem install attr_encrypted
10. Install SQL Server Management utility (from Microsoft)
11. Create SQL Server DB
12. Create login in SQL Server
13. Create DB user
14. Create DSN in Windows:
a. Control Panel -> Adminstrative Tasks -> Data Sources (ODBC)
b. Click on System DSN -> Add
c. Select type SQL Server
  i. Name: *Give it a name*
  ii. Description: *Give it a description*
  iii. Server: Server name (*whatever name you can see in the SQL
Server Management Utility*)
  iv. Use SQL Authentication

Forgot to add database.yml configuration. Here it is:

  adapter: sqlserver
  mode: odbc
  dsn: your_dsn_name_here
  username: your_username_here
  password: your_password_here

There is no need to use host or port parameter since we're using a

Ok, i'll try yours advice, i hope to do it...
I will let you know :slight_smile: