Last Updated: February 25, 2016
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Connecting to MS SQL Server using Ruby on Mac OS/X 10.8

This turned out to be much simpler than I thought it would be.

I began by installing unixODBC, though I'm not sure whether or not that ended up being needed:

brew install unixodbc

Then I installed Free TDS:

brew install freetds

Then I installed the tiny_tds gem:

gem install tiny_tds

And that was it. I was able to connect up straightaway as described in the tiny_tds documentation:

https://github.com/rails-sqlserver/tiny_tds

For further details see the tiny_tds github page.