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    Progress DataDirect’s ODBC Driver for Salesforce offers a high-performing, secure and reliable connectivity solution for ODBC applications to access Salesforce data. Our Salesforce ODBC driver can be easily used with SQL across all platforms - Unix / Linux, AIX, Solaris, Windows and HP-UX. Enjoy real-time analytics, reporting and business intelligence (BI) capabilities with your favorite tools such as Tableau, Power BI, Qlik, Excel, Cognos, Informatica, SAS, Board, MicroStrategy, SSIS, Oracle OBIEE and more.

    • Use the Salesforce Bulk API for large data volumes
    • Implement a client-side data cache for improved performance
    • Engage in multiple, simultaneous sessions
    • Salesforce Connect plus DataDirect incorporates third party data without needing to copy and store that data in your Salesforce environment. Allowing your users to view external data in real-time from within your Salesforce reports or screens

    What's Included

    • Salesforce API
    • FinancialForce
    • Veeva CRM
    • Any Salesforce AppExchange app
    • ServiceMax
    • Salesforce Service Cloud


    Support for Salesforce Bulk API for Bulk Load

    Uses the Salesforce Bulk API for inserts, updates, and deletes based on the configurable values of the Bulk Load Threshold connection option. This allows users to work with large sets of data, connecting to more data faster. 

    Support for Salesforce Bulk API for Bulk Fetch

    Uses the Salesforce Bulk API while performing selects based on the configurable values of the Bulk Fetch Threshold connection option. This allows users to fetch very large result set faster.

    Built-in Caching

    Implement a client-side data cache on a per-table basis, as opposed to results from specific queries. Caching data on a table level allows the caches to be queried, filtered, and sorted in other queries.

    OAUTH 2.0 Support

    Authenticate users without providing user credentials using secure OAUTH 2.0 protocol, thus eliminating the risk of unauthorized access.

    Security and Compliance

    Protect customer-sensitive data elements (including remote credential or database pairings stored) with encryption, both at rest (AES-256) and in transit (SSL/TLS).  

    Cross-platform Support

    Use one ODBC driver for all versions of SQL across all platforms - Unix / Linux, AIX, Solaris, Windows and HP-UX - to maximize development resources.

    Technical Specifications

    All 32-bit versions of this driver are part of the Connect XE for ODBC Series. All 64-bit versions are part of the Connect64 XE for ODBC Series.

    Progress DataDirect for ODBC for Salesforce Driver Version 8.0.0
    (32- and 64-bit drivers are available for all supported databases and platforms unless otherwise noted.)

    ODBC Version Support

    • Compatible with ODBC 3.8 applications

    Version Support

    • Salesforce API
    • Any Salesforce AppExchange app
    • FinancialForce
    • Salesforce Service Cloud
    • ServiceMax
    • Veeva CRM

    Operating System Support

    AIX (32- and 64-bit)

    • AIX, version 7.3 and higher
    • AIX, version 7.1 and higher


    • HP-UX IPF (32- and 64-bit), 11i version 3.0 (B.11.3x) and higher

    Linux x86 (32- and 64-bit for AMD and Intel processors)

    • Debian Linux x86, version 12.0 and higher
    • Oracle Linux x86, version 9.0 and higher
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux x86, version 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 and higher
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Linux x86, version 12, 15 and higher
    • Ubuntu Linux x86, version 20.04, 22.04 and higher

    Solaris (64-bit)

    • Solaris x86, version 10 (Solaris 5.10), 11 and higher
    • Solaris on SPARC, version 11 and higher

    Windows (32- and 64-bit)

    • Windows (x86), version 10, 11 and higher
    • Windows Server (x86), version 2016, 2019, 2022 and higher

    Driver/Client Software Requirements

    • Java Virtual Machine (JVM): Java SE 8 or higher (LTS version), including Oracle JDK, OpenJDK, and IBM SDK (Java) distributions.

    Customer Success Stories

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