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We recently released the next beta of the Microsoft Drivers for PHP for SQL Server, version 5.10.0-beta2. This beta release has been built with PHP 7.3+ and tested on all supported platforms.
Notable items about this release over beta 1 include:
- Support for PHP 8.1
- Support for Ubuntu 21.10
- Feature Request #1320 - allow PDO::ATTR_EMULATE_PREPARES to be set at the connection level
- Dropped support for Ubuntu 16.04
- Issue #1307 - added TVP support to non-procedure statements
- Issue #1310 - adjusted sql_data_type and column size for NULL parameters - pull request #1311 by gjcarrette
- Pull request #1326 - php drivers simply pass Azure AD Authentication to ODBC driver, which will verify the settings
- Issue #1329 - reset sql type and column size for input params
- Issue #1331 - restore PDO::ATTR_ERRMODE if calling PDO::lastInsertId() call fails - pull request #1330 by mpyw and pull request #1332
- No support for inout / output params when using sql_variant type
- No support for inout / output params when formatting decimal values
- In Linux and macOS, setlocale() only takes effect if it is invoked before the first connection. Attempting to set the locale after connecting will not work
- Always Encrypted requires MS ODBC Driver 17+
- Only Windows Certificate Store and Azure Key Vault are supported. Custom Keystores are not yet supported
- Issue #716 - With Always Encrypted enabled, named parameters in subqueries are not supported
- Issue #1050 - With Always Encrypted enabled, insertion requires the column list for any tables with identity columns
- Always Encrypted limitations
- This release requires ODBC Driver 17.4.2 or above. Otherwise, a warning about failing to set an attribute may be suppressed when using an older ODBC driver.
- Connection pooling on Linux or macOS is not recommended with unixODBC < 2.3.7
- When pooling is enabled in Linux or macOS
- unixODBC <= 2.3.4 (Linux and macOS) might not return proper diagnostic information, such as error messages, warnings and informative messages
- due to this unixODBC bug, fetch large data (such as xml, binary) as streams as a workaround. See the examples here
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- On Linux and macOS run the commands below:
sudo pecl install sqlsrv-5.10.0beta2 sudo pecl install pdo_sqlsrv-5.10.0beta2
- To download Windows DLLs for PHP 7.3 or above from the PECL repository, please navigate to SQLSRV or PDO_SQLSRV.
- Direct downloads for released binaries can also be found at the Github release tag.