Progress OpenEdge ODBC Driver

This topic explains how to set up a Progress OpenEdge ODBC driver.


You must first have installed:

  • Microsoft MDAC components
  • OpenEdge DBMS and repository
  • DataDirect ODBC driver for OpenEdge software (version 4.20 minimum)

Use to:

  • Set up the Progress OpenEdge ODBC driver so that you can connect to your OpenEdge repository in Enterprise Architect

How to:




Select the WindowsTM Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Data Sources (ODBC) option

The ODBC Data Source Administrator window displays


Click on the Add button

The Create New Data Source dialog displays, enabling you to add a new DSN


Select DataDirect/OpenEdge SQL Driver from the list


Click on the Finish button

The DSN Configuration dialog displays


Enter the following configuration details:

  • A data source name for the connection
  • A description (optional)
  • The host name and port number of the DBMS server
  • The database name on the selected server
  • The User ID


Click on the Test Connect button to confirm that the details are correct


  • If the test succeeds, click on the OK button to complete the configuration
  • If the test does not succeed, review your settings

Your OpenEdge connection is now available to use in Enterprise Architect.


  • Enterprise Architect requires 32-bit ODBC drivers to connect to a repository through ODBC; to set up the ODBC configuration on 64-bit clients, run the 32-bit ODBC Data Source Administrator from C:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe

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