Connect to Progress 83b database

I have a client using a Progress 83b database. Is there a better way than using an OpenLink ODBC connection?
I have not been impressed with the reliability of that connection.
LVL 1
bozo7Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

LischkeCommented:
Hi bozo, it just happend that we have evaluated the Progress DBMS and we have been told that the only "not-native" way to access it is by using ODBC (one reason we finally reject it). It is a very proprietary solution and not widely supported as oracle, Informix or at least Interbase...

Ciao, Mike
0
guntherdsCommented:
hi bozo,
you could use the Intersolv drivers, these are 3rd party drivers but very fast.  We've developed once an application in VB on Progress (it was even placed on a Unix server) and this was very fast.  The drivers aren't cheap, but if your client has the money ...
We haven't yet developed with Delphi on Progress, so no information about that but this probably wouldn't be a problem in Delphi 5 using ADO

good luck
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
bozo7Author Commented:
How do I get info on the Intersolv drivers?
0
LischkeCommented:
Intersolv is known for their ODBC drivers but they are still ODBC/JDBC, nothing native-fancy...

Try www.intersolv.com for more information.

Ciao, Mike
0
guntherdsCommented:
what Lischke mentioned is true, these are ODBC drivers, I don't know if any native drivers exist, don't think so
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Delphi

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.