Progress DataDirect for ODBC for Google Analytics 4

    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

    Changed Behavior
    • 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 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 Google Analytics 4 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 driver supports SQL read-only access to Google Analytics using Google Analytics 4 (GA4) Data and Admin API. Refer to Supported SQL statements and extensions for details.
    • The driver supports all ODBC Core and Level 1 functions and some Level 1 and Level 2 features. Refer to ODBC API and scalar functions for details.
    • The driver supports Google Analytics data types. Refer to Data types for details.
    • The driver supports OAuth 2.0 authentication. Refer to OAuth 2.0 Authentication for details.
    • The driver supports the handling of large result sets with paging, and the Fetch Size (FetchSize) connection option. Refer to Fetch Size for details.
    • On Windows platforms, the driver includes an enhanced setup dialog, the DataDirect ODBC Driver Configuration Manager, for quick configuration and testing of your driver. This Configuration Manager allows you to:
      • Add tables to the relational view of Google Analytics data
      • Configure data sources
      • Generate and edit connection strings
      • Test connect data sources and connection strings
      • 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 strings with the Configuration Manager 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.*

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