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OpenEdge 11.7 can no longer connect to an ODBC database source


TitleOpenEdge 11.7 can no longer connect to an ODBC database source
URL Name11-7-can-no-longer-connect-to-an-ODBC-database-source-19027
Article Number000112617
EnvironmentProduct: OpenEdge
Version: 11.7 and later
OS: Windows
Other: ODBC DataServer
Question/Problem Description
How to connect to an ODBC DataServer when migrating to OpenEdge 11.7
OpenEdge 11.7 can no longer connect to an ODBC database source 
There is no ODBC DataServer available in version 11.7
Starting with OpenEdge 11.7, the OpenEdge DataServer for ODBC is retired.
In OpenEdge 11.7 am ODBC DataServer desupport check ensures that an ODBC connection cannot access the Server with the 19027 and 6142 messages.
Steps to Reproduce
Clarifying Information
Error MessageLicense of ODBC DataServer cannot be obtained due to product retirement (19027)
Failed to connect to the ODBC database (6142)
Defect/Enhancement Number
While the ODBC Dataserver, has been discontinued in OpenEdge 11.7, conditional backwards compatibility will allow the ODBC DataServer from 11.6 to be used by the 11.7 client to connect to it via a DataServer Broker connection (not a local connection). For further information refer to the following Article: You will need an OpenEdge 11.6 ODBC DataServer license installed.  Start a command-line broker then connect through that to the external database source
$   _probrkr -H localhost -S probrkrPort
$   -db schemaHolder -RO -db odbcDSN -ld MSAccess -dt ODBC(?) -H localhost -S probrkrPort -U -P

Alternatively, use the Unified Broker (ODBMAN) / autostart with the AdminService:
$   odbman -name <broker-name> [-start / stop / query]
Last Modified Date9/11/2020 8:14 AM
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