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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