About Progress OpenEdge database

OpenEdge database is an object-relational database by Progress Software Corporation. Progress says that more than 47,000 businesses and 4 million users rely on OpenEdge to power their business.

We support Progress OpenEdge in our products, but you will need to have its ODBC drivers installed.

OpenEdge is an object database, so accessing its data for export into a relational database can be problematic. We can access Progress through its ODBC driver, but that process required some special tweaks on our side to make sure data can be read correctly. In particular, Progress doesn’t enforce data type limitations specified for the database. So, if OpenEdge table is specified as allowing 100 characters in a certain column, it will still happily store a 500 character text value. Now, when you try to read such table over ODBC, ODBC driver will crash and tell it can’t read the data. We had to use several techniques to be able to get Progress data out of the database reliably.

Other issue with Progress ODBC driver is that it’s extremely slow and unstable. If you find Progress closing database connection on you when using our software to extract its data, please use throttling in project settings dialog to slow down retrieval of the data. Our software is designed to be as fast as possible. With Progress OpenEdge ODBC driver you may find yourself having to slow it down in order to keep its ODBC driver happy. Make sure to select Progress OpenEdge from the database list instead of generic ODBC connection – that way our Progress-specific customizations will kick-in.

Progress support in our products

All our applications support Progress via ODBC. You will need to have appropriate ODBC driver installed for our software to be able to connect to your Progress database.

Make sure to select Progress, not standard ODBC when connecting to Progress in our applications - we have extra functionality when dealing with extremely buggy Progress OpenEdge ODBC driver.