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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:24 am 
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Hi there--

We're once again in the position of trying to get a universe to work against SQLServer, when our BOE server is Linux. I understand that the DataDirect drivers that come with the install are for limited (Crystal only) use, and am working with tech support on getting even that to work. Getting errors like "An internal error occurred while calling the 'processDPCommands' API. (Error: WIS 30270)" when I try to use my universe which works on my desktop.

Anyway, in the event that we do ever get this to work (if anyone has any ideas, that would be great!), does anyone have any idea how much the DataDirect drivers cost? Of course their website just points you to a salesperson, but I'm just looking for a ballpark.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:02 pm 
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A couple of grands (EURO) per CPU, that is what one of my customers was quoted using DataDirect on AIX (for DataIntegrator).

Whenever there is a need to access data sources utilizing ODBC I would look first at deploying BOE or BODI on Windows server OS.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:57 pm 
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Ouch! This project definitely isn't worth another BOE server --- it's a very limited use universe. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:41 am 
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It might be worthwile to at least consider switching to Windows if you really need access to OLEDB/ODBC data sources.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:29 am 
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For ODBC on Linux, you might want to consider unixODBC.
http://www.unixodbc.org/
I'm using RHEL5 and accessing SybaseIQ with no problems whatsoever.
In fact, its massively faster than the prototype Windows server we used to have.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:25 am 
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Hmm - the SQLServer one there points me to a trial of an EasySoft driver that's 500 pounds (currency, not weight!) -- still rather more than I think anyone had in mind, but maybe worth a trial. This is really a very temporary universe before the data gets moved to Oracle, which is where it should have been in the first place....

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:45 am 
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If you look further down, you will see a link to FreeTDS which is a no-cost option for MSSQL & Sybase.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:48 am 
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I see - thanks.
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