Progress DataDirect for ODBC for GitHub

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

    Refer to the following resources for additional information:

    • Product Compatibility Guide: Provides the latest data source and platform support information. 
    • Fixes: Describes the issues resolved since general availability.  

    Version 8.0.0

      • The ICU library files that are installed with the Linux version of the product have been upgraded to version 74.1. In addition, the ICU library file names have changed. For the 32-bit driver, the ICU file name has changed from to For the 64-bit driver, the ICU file name has changed from to This upgrade is available starting in build 08.02.0965 of the ICU library files.
      • The installer program has been enhanced to support Azul Zulu JRE 11. As a result of this change, the installer has ended support for platforms that do not support Java SE 8 or higher. The installer supports the following operating systems after the enhancement:
        • Windows 8.1 or higher
        • Windows Server 2012 RC2 or higher
        • UNIX/Linux: Any operating system on a machine using a JRE that is Java SE 8 or higher (LTS version), including Oracle JDK, OpenJDK, and IBM SDK (Java) distributions.
        Important: These changes do not affect the operating system requirements of the driver.*
      • The driver has been enhanced to support the Bearer token authentication method. Refer to Bearer token authentication for details. *
      • A Password Encryption Tool, called ddencpwd, is now included with the product package. It encrypts passwords for secure handling in connection strings and odbc.ini files. At connection, the driver decrypts these passwords and passes them to the data source as required. See Password Encryption Tool (UNIX/Linux only) for details.*
      • The product package no longer includes the ODBC Cursor library file ( because it has some known security vulnerabilities that could potentially expose you to security risks.*
        Note: The installer program cannot remove the ODBC Cursor library file automatically while installing a new version of the driver. Remove it manually.
      • The installer program has been updated to no longer install common components for drivers that do not use them. As a result, the installer program no longer installs the following common components for the GitHub driver:*
        • OpenSSL library files, such as,,, and openssl.cnf.
        • Curl library files, such as and

        If the files are not used by any other DataDirect driver on your machine, you can safely remove them from existing product directories.

      • The Server Name (ServerName) connection option has been renamed Host Name (HostName). To support existing configurations, the ServerName attribute will continue to be supported as an alias for the Host Name option. Refer to Host Name for details.
      • The default value of the Authentication Method connection option has been changed to 34 (BearerToken). Refer to  Authentication Method for details.*
      • For Windows platforms, the default value of the SQL Engine Mode (SQLEngineMode) connection option has been changed to 1 (Server). Refer to SQL Engine Mode for details.*
      • The driver supports SQL read-only access to GitHub.
      • The driver supports all ODBC Core and Level 1 functions and some Level 1 and Level 2 features. Refer to Scalar functions in the Progress DataDirect for ODBC Drivers Reference for more information.
      • The driver supports GitHub data types through data type inference. Refer to Data types for details.
      • The driver supports Basic authentication. Refer to Basic authentication for details.
      • The driver supports the handling of large result sets with paging, and the Fetch Size (FetchSize) and Web Services Fetch Size (WSFetchSize) connection options. Refer to Fetch Size and Web Service Fetch Size for details.
      • On Windows platforms, the driver includes the DataDirect ODBC Driver Configuration Manager for quick configuration and testing of your driver. This Configuration Manager allows you to:
        • Configure data sources
        • Generate and edit connection URLs
        • Test connect data sources and connection URLs
        • Execute SQL commands for testing
        • Access connection option descriptions and the full product documentation

        Refer to Configuring data sources with the Configuration Manager and Generating Connection stings with the Configuration Manager for details.


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