1. Ramesh Reddy
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:40 PM UTC

I do not have any power builder knowledge. I migrated database from sybase to SQL 2012.

Current users Executes  application EXE file built using PowerBuilder 5 and provides ODBC DATA SOURCE information in Data window.

What steps to perform. I read that sql native client  driver 11 in not supported in power builder.  How to confiure Client ODBC connection.

Connot find development environment where I can Open Powerbuilder IDE.

Any guidance is greatly approciated.

Brad Mettee Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Friday, 15 September 2017 15:59 PM UTC
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If you still have the source code, we might be able to help you bring it up to something more current. 

I can be e-mailed at bmettee, insert the appropriate symbol here, pchotshots.com.

There may be issues with database functions/triggers/features that differ between Sybase and MSSQL Server 2012, but a look at source will give a better idea of what's going on. (and looking at the original DB if necessary).



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Roland Smith Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Thursday, 14 September 2017 17:50 PM UTC
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PowerBuilder database access with ODBC should work as long as the new database supports all the SQL statements it is running.

It sounds like you don't have the PowerBuilder 5 IDE. Version 5 became unsupported sometime in the 1999/2000 timeframe. You should thing about purchasing a license for the newest version and migrating the code.

Do you have the code? The code is stored in files with the extension .pbl.


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Chris Pollach @Appeon Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:54 PM UTC
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HI Ramesh;

  FYI: Proper support for SS 2012 was not added into PowerBuilder until PB version 12.6.

Regards ... Chris

  1. Olan Knight
  2. Thursday, 14 September 2017 15:51 PM UTC
Chris, I would have thought that as long as MSS 2012-specific functions were not required, a generic ODBC connection would suffice for standard CRUD operations.


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  1. Roland Smith
  2. Thursday, 14 September 2017 17:45 PM UTC
The OP doesn't even have PB 5 installed so he is really in a bind. I wonder if he even has the source code.

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