What I want to do is just to enable the old mssql functions on the latest version of xampp. This is because the server development community for a specific game mostly uses it, and I want to make sure that my code works. (I realize that it's outdated, but I plan to make my website work using either mssql, sqlserv, or odbc depending on user choice. Plus all the noobs can only follow tutorials.)
First off, I know that mssql is disabled in the latest xampp php compile.
I have ntwdblib.dll in the right places, and php_mssql.dll and php_pdo_mssql.dll in the extension folder with their respective lines in php.ini uncommented. Still nothing. I assume it's because php is compiled without mssql.
Is there anyone that could enable that for me, using the configuration commands "--with-mssql" "--with-pdo-mssql" ?
Why not do it myself, you might ask? Well, I've tried actually. I can't seem to get anything to compile without errors, and the step by step tutorials I've followed are either outdated, or they just don't work for xampp.
Second, if the first option is out of the question, how would I go about enabling it?
I know of php_dblib.dll, but I can't seem to get that to work either. I have it set in my php.ini, but its not showing in phpinfo() and it doesn't enable the functions by itself. Do I need to actually install FreeTDS along with it?
Third, I already have sqlserv and odbc working correctly. It's just mssql that's being a pain.
Thanks. I'll try to keep an eye on my post!