Autonomous REST Connector 8.0 (ODBC)

Progress DataDirect Autonomous REST Connector for ODBC

An asterisk (*) indicates support that was added in a hotfix or software patch subsequent to a release.

Version 8.0.0 

Certifications
  • Certified with SUSE Enterprise Server 15*
    Driver version 08.00.0316 (B0612, U0433)
  • Certified with Ubuntu Linux 18.04*
    Driver version 08.00.0024 (B0547, U0390)
  • Certified with Red Hat Enterprise 8.0
    Driver version 08.00.0024 (B0547, U0390)
  • Certified with Red Hat Enterprise 8.0*
    Driver version 08.00.0273 (B0569, U0402)
Enhancements
  • The driver has been enhanced to support the following new paging parameters in the input REST file: fieldListParameter, hasMoreElement, pageSizeElement, totalPagesElement, and totalRowsElement.
  • The drivers using base version B0649 and later have been enhanced to include timestamp in the internal packet logs by default. If you want to disable the timestamp logging in packet logs, set PacketLoggingOptions=1. The internal packet logging is not enabled by default. To enable it, set EnablePacketLogging=1.
  • The Driver Manager for UNIX/Linux has been enhanced to support setting the Unicode encoding type for applications on a per connection basis. By passing a value for the SQL_ATTR_APP_UNICODE_TYPE attribute using SQLSetConnectAttr, your application can specify the encoding at connection. This allows your application to pass both UTF-8 and UTF-16 encoded strings with a single environment handle.
    The valid values for the SQL_ATTR_APP_UNICODE_TYPE attribute are SQL_DD_CP_UTF8 and SQL_DD_CP_UTF16. The default value is SQL_DD_CP_UTF8.
    This enhancement is available in build 08.02.0449 of the driver manager.
  • The driver has been enhanced to allow you to define custom authentication requests, including the new Custom Auth Params (CustomAuthParams) connection option. If your service does not support one of the standard authentication methods supported by the driver, you can modify the input REST file to define token-based authentication flows.*
  • The driver has been enhanced to allow you to customize how HTTP response status codes are processed by the driver. By configuring the input REST file, you can define error responses for codes that are returned by the service, including driver actions and error messages.*
  • The driver has been enhanced to support OAuth 2.0 authentication.*
  • The driver has been enhanced to support requests for endpoints that use custom HTTP-headers.*
Features
  • The driver supports SQL read-only access to REST API endpoints that return JSON payloads. 
  • The driver supports all ODBC Core and Level 1 functions and some Level 1 and Level 2 features. 
  • The driver supports standard JSON data types and additional data types through data type inference. 
  • The driver supports using internal memory or a configurable REST file to define REST responses and relational mapping.
  • The driver heuristically maps data types, eliminating the need to define native data types in most scenarios.
  • The driver supports basic, HTTP-header based, URL-Parameter based and no authentication.
  • The driver supports the handling of large result sets with configurable paging and the Fetch Size connection option. 
  • The driver includes a new Tableau data source file (Windows only) that provides improved functionality when accessing your data with Tableau.
Changed Behavior
  • The following Windows platforms have reached the end of their product lifecycle and are no longer supported by the driver*:
    • Windows 8.0 (versions 8.1 and higher are still supported)
    • Windows Vista (all versions)
    • Windows XP (all versions)
    • Windows Server 2003 (all versions)


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