Just had to connect to a MS SQL server that holds collected SAR statistics from our production servers.
Until now I used Toad in a virtual XP machine, but there has to be some way to connect in a graphical way from Linux too. And indeed there is!
- OpenOffice Base
- JTDS connector from http://jtds.sourceforge.net/
- or Microsoft's JDBC driver: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/data/aa937724.aspx
I chose JTDS, got the JAR file and copied it somehwere in the classpath. On OpenSUSE that is /usr/share/java. You can also add it in OpenOffice directly: Extras -> Options -> Java -> Classpath
Then fire up OpenOffice Base, and in the database wizard
- Open existing Database
The port number usually is 1433. The JDBC driver class is
Then enter the db username, in the next step enter the password, and connect.