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Get it here! Perl DBD::Sybase 1.14.01 for Active State Perl 5.16 Windows XP/Vista/7/8 32bit AND 64bit

Assuming that you installed Sybase SDK OpenClient 15.7.

Sybase Openclient is included in the Sybase Developer’s Kit, and ASE PC Client. If you don’t have a license, you can download the ASE 15.7 Developer Edition for Windows which will include it.

Install ActiveState Perl from http://www.activestate.com (free) and install DBI if it isn’t already installed.  It should be but you never know…

  1. Start -> ActiveState Perl -> Perl Package Manager
  2. install DBI
  3. exit

Now, the easy part.  Install the DBD-Sybase-1.14 1.14 PPM:

  1. download DBD-Sybase-1.14
  2. extract zip file to temporary directory (e.g. c:\test)
  3. Start -> Run -> cmd.exe (as Administrator if Vista or Windows 7)
  4. cd \test
  5. ppm install DBD-Sybase.ppd
  6. exit

That’s it :)

It should automatically install the DBD::Sybase for Perl 5.16 32bit or 64bit depending on which version of Active State Perl you have installed.

UPDATE (March 6th, 2013):

The PPM is fixed now. Please let me know of any issues.

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  1. Will says:

    Would you be so kind as to discuss *how* you went about building this module? For example, If I wanted to install DBD::Sybase against Citrus Perl.

    1. Absolutely. It might take me a couple of days to get to it. Right now I’m spending time with Gabriel, he’s almost 4 months old.

  2. HOWTO: Building Perl module DBD::Sybase 1.14 on Windows (32bit or 64bit) with ActiveState Perl 5.16, Microsoft Visual Studio and Sybase OpenClient 15.7 http://froebe.net/blog/2013/02/20/howto-building-perl-module-dbdsybase-1-14-on-windows-32bit-or-64bit-with-activestate-perl-5-16-microsoft-visual-studio-and-sybase-openclient-15-7/

  3. Eric says:

    ppm install failed: The PPD does not provide code to install for this platform
    Windows 7 Professional SP1
    ActiveState 64-bit

    1. I just fixed the issue. Please try again and let me know if you have any issues with it.

  4. Thanks Eric! Which version of ActiveState Perl are you using? Is it 5.16?


    1. I found the problem with the ppd file for 64bit ActiveState. I’ll be releasing a new zip file probably tonight.

  5. Sudeep Hazra says:

    Great help with this. Just a small correction needed, I tested this on 32 bit Win 7 with Perl 5.16 and got errors. The PPD file needs changes for the 32 bit tag as well. Please correct the architecture entry in th PPD from to .

    Successfully installed on my machine after this change. Great work though!! 🙂

    1. Sudeep Hazra says:

      Guess the reply cleared out the tags. 🙁
      The architecture needs to be MSWin32-x86-multi-thread-5.16 instead of MSWin32-x32-multi-thread-5.16.

      1. thanks! I just uploaded the fixed zip

        1. Shamit says:

          I just insalled the latest Sybase DBD and getting the following error:

          install_driver(Sybase) failed: Can’t load ‘C:/Perl/site/lib/auto/DBD/Sybase/Syba
          se.dll’ for module DBD::Sybase: load_file:%1 is not a valid Win32 application at
          C:/Perl/lib/DynaLoader.pm line 191.
          at (eval 3) line 3.
          Compilation failed in require at (eval 3) line 3.
          Perhaps a required shared library or dll isn’t installed where expected
          at Syb_connect.pl line 3.

          Kindly help.

          Thank You.

          1. it has to be rebuilt for every single ActiveState Perl version. 🙁

  6. bob says:

    I’m using WinXP with ActivePerl
    Getting this error when trying to use DBD::Sybase:

    “The application or DLL C:\Perl\site\lib\auto\dbd\sybase\sybase.dll is not a valid windows image”

  7. Ilya Evseev says:

    Is it stalled?
    Perl 5.22, Win7-64:
    ppm> install C:/Users/Admin/Perl-DBD-Sybase/DBD-sybase.ppd
    ppm install failed: The PPD does not provide code to install for this platform

    ;-( crying..

    1. Let me see what is necessary to get it to build.

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