Progress DataDirect for ODBC for Sybase IQ Wire Protocol Driver

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    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 8.0.2

      • For Linux platforms only, the ICU library files that are installed with the product have been upgraded to version 74.1. In addition, the ICU library file names have changed for Linux platforms. For the 32-bit driver on Linux, the ICU file name has changed from to For the 64-bit driver on Linux, the ICU file name has changed from to This upgrade does not apply to UNIX platforms. 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 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.     
      • 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.
      Changed Behavior
      • When calling the catalog functions in which the catalog name is passed as an argument, the driver now returns an empty result set instead of an error.
      • 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 Sybase IQ Wire Protocol 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.


        Version 7.1.6

        No features introduced 

          Version 7.1.5

          No features introduced

            Version 7.1.4

              • The new KeepAlive connection option allows you to use TCP Keep Alive to maintain idle TCP connections.

              Version 7.1.3

              No features introduced

              Version 7.1.2

              No features introduced

              Version 7.1.1

              No features introduced 

              Version 7.1.0

              No features introduced 

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