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Setting up a Driver in ColdFusion v.7 to access Progress database

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I am trying to connect to Progress Database from ColdFusion v7 sot hat I can run a query against the table in the Progressive database. So far I have:
(1)  installed Progress OpenEdge 10.2B Driver on Windows 2003 Server running CF v7.
(2) Added C\Program Files\PROGRESS\java and C:\Program files\progress\bin  to OS path under Environment variables.
(3) Created the following OTHER DATASOURCE:
CF Data Source name: Progress
JDBC URL:         jdbc:datadirect:openedge://192.168.1.6:2550;databasename=ot
Driver Class:          com.ddtek.jdbc.openedge.OpenEdgeDriver
Driver name:    C:\Progress\OpenEdge\java\openedge.jar
User Name:       xxxxx
Password:      xxxxx

When I submit it, I get the following error:
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Connection verification failed for data source: Progress
java.sql.SQLException: No suitable driver available for Progress, please check the driver setting in resources file, error: null
The root cause was that: java.sql.SQLException: No suitable driver available for Progress, please check the driver setting in resources file, error: null
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I am sure if syntax in Driver Class and Drive Name is correct as I have not done something like this in the past.

Thanks in advance.
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How do you add classpath to CF?
In addition , are you saying that I should not try doing this because CF version is too old? If that is the case what version of CF should I use? Is OS version ok or should I upgrade that too?
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Have you personally created a DSN in CF to access Progress database successfully in the past?
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No, but I connected to many non-default databases in the past.
If documentation says you cannot, there is no reason in even trying.
Do you have Java 6?
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