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Microsoft Drivers 5.6 for PHP for SQL Server

The Microsoft Drivers 5.6 for PHP for SQL Server provide connectivity to Microsoft SQL Server from PHP applications.

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    The Microsoft Drivers for PHP for SQL Server are PHP extensions that allow for the reading and writing of SQL Server data from within PHP scripts. The SQLSRV extension provides a procedural interface while the PDO_SQLSRV extension implements PDO for accessing data in all editions of SQL Server 2008 R2 and later.
  • Supported Operating Systems

    Windows Server 2016, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1

  • Perform the following steps to download and install the Microsoft Drivers for PHP for SQL Server:
    1. Download SQLSRV56.EXE to a temporary directory
    2. Run SQLSRV56.EXE
    3. When prompted, enter the path to the PHP extensions directory
    4. After extracting the files, read the Installation section of the SQLSRV_Readme.htm file for next steps

    For Linux, follow the instructions at PHP Linux and Mac Drivers Installation Tutorial

    Additional information

    Community Support: SQL Server PHP Driver forum
    Submit Feedback: SQL Server Feedback
    Documentation: Microsoft Online Documentation.
    Team Blog: Browse our blog for comments from the team in the PHP Team Blog.

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