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Is there any way to connect to the database from C# ?


TitleIs there any way to connect to the database from C# ?
URL NameIs-there-any-way-to-connect-to-the-database-from-C
Article Number000112693
EnvironmentProduct: OpenEdge
Version: 10.x, 11.x
OS: All supported platforms
Other: SQL
Question/Problem Description
Is there any way to connect to the database from C# ?
Is there any integration with C#?
Is there any documentation on how to access an OpenEdge database from within a C# routine?
Is there a way to directly connect to an OpenEdge database from C#?
How to connect to an OpenEdge database from C#?
Steps to Reproduce
Clarifying Information
Error Message
Defect/Enhancement Number
The following C# routine shows an example how to connect directly to an OpenEdge database from C#. The sample code show show to connect, create a table, insert, update and select data from the table. 
using Console = System.Console;
using System.Data.Odbc;

namespace myodbcOE
  class myconnnectionDB
    static void Main(string[] args)
          string MyConString = "DRIVER={Progress OpenEdge 11.7 Driver};" +
            "DSN=sports2000;" + 
	    "HOST=localhost;" +
  	    "PORT=<port-number>;" + 
            "DB=sports2000;" +
            "UID=<someuser>;" +
            "PWD=<somepassord>;" + 

	  Console.WriteLine("\n " +  MyConString);

	   // Also this format can be used to connect
	   //string MyConString = @"DSN=sports2000;UID=user;PWD=password";
          OdbcConnection MyConnection = new OdbcConnection(MyConString);

          Console.WriteLine("\n !!! success, connected successfully !!!\n");

          //Display connection information
          Console.WriteLine("Connection Information:");
          Console.WriteLine("\tConnection String:" +
          Console.WriteLine("\tConnection Timeout:" +
          Console.WriteLine("\tDatabase:" +
          Console.WriteLine("\tDataSource/Server:" +
          Console.WriteLine("\tDriver:" +
          Console.WriteLine("\tServerVersion:" +

          //Create a sample table
         // Drop table, but first time will fail since the table doesn't exist
         /* OdbcCommand MyCommand =
            new OdbcCommand("DROP TABLE pub.my_odbc_net",

          OdbcCommand MyCommand =  new OdbcCommand("CREATE TABLE pub.my_odbc_net(id int, name varchar(20), idb int)",MyConnection);

          MyCommand.CommandText =
            "INSERT INTO pub.my_odbc_net VALUES(10,'Some Data', 300)";
          Console.WriteLine("INSERT, Total rows affected:" +

          MyCommand.CommandText =
            "INSERT INTO pub.my_odbc_net VALUES(20,'Progress',400)";
          Console.WriteLine("INSERT, Total rows affected:" +

          MyCommand.CommandText =
            "INSERT INTO pub.my_odbc_net VALUES(20,'OpenEdge',500)";
          Console.WriteLine("INSERT, Total rows affected:" +

          MyCommand.CommandText =
            "UPDATE pub.my_odbc_net SET id=999 WHERE id=20";
          Console.WriteLine("Update, Total rows affected:" +

          MyCommand.CommandText =
            "SELECT COUNT(*) as TRows FROM pub.my_odbc_net";
          Console.WriteLine("Total Rows:" +

          MyCommand.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM pub.my_odbc_net";
          OdbcDataReader MyDataReader;
          MyDataReader =  MyCommand.ExecuteReader();
          while (MyDataReader.Read())
                Console.WriteLine("Data:" + MyDataReader.GetInt32(0) + " " +
                                  MyDataReader.GetString(1) + " " +

          //Close all resources
      catch (OdbcException MyOdbcException) //Catch any ODBC exception ..
          for (int i=0; i < MyOdbcException.Errors.Count; i++)
              Console.Write("ERROR #" + i + "\n" +
                            "Message: " +
                            MyOdbcException.Errors[i].Message + "\n" +
                            "Native: " +
                            MyOdbcException.Errors[i].NativeError.ToString() + "\n" +
                            "Source: " +
                            MyOdbcException.Errors[i].Source + "\n" +
                            "SQL: " +
                            MyOdbcException.Errors[i].SQLState + "\n");

* Replace the values (host, port, user and password) for the connection according to the installation. 
* OpenEdge database server must be configured to listening for SQL connections

Last Modified Date1/16/2019 5:25 PM
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