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I recently read a blog entry where the author went to great lengths to explain what he did to make an application originally compiled as 64-bit for production deployment onto a 64-bit Windows platform work with the the 32-bit ODBC driver that he was using. My reaction, well, yeah, that's one way to solve your problem, but I'm mystified why the most obvious route to solving the problem - simply using a 64-bit ODBC driver - wasn't chosen.
There may be valid reasons which were not called out for why the author did not choose this route, but consider this:
An easier way to solve this problem would be to acquire the 64-bit version of the ODBC driver being used. Details on how to get the 64-bit version of the Progress ODBC driver for Windows is available in the Progress Knowledgebase.
Finally, it's worth noting that DataDirect offers products which can serve to connect 64-bit applications and 32-bit ODBC drivers without the need to recompile and introduce inefficiencies and performance bottlenecks. This is useful for situations when there is no 64-bit version of the ODBC driver available, which is common when one is connecting to legacy data sources or ones that are no longer being supported.
Conclusion: just like Occam's Razor suggests, the simplest solution to this problem is the best.
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