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  1. #1
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    Dec 2011

    Question Unanswered: Sybase ASE ODBC in Windows 7


    I'm a ASP .Net developer and I have this application that queries from a Sybase 12 database in a database server.
    Previously, I had Sybase 12 Open Client in my Win XP machine and I had the Sybase ASE ODBC Driver listed in the ODBC Data Source Admin screen.
    My connection string is something like this: "Driver={SYBASE ASE ODBC Driver};Database=mydb;NA=something;uid=something.. ."

    However, a few weeks ago, our machines were upgraded to Win7.
    I found out that I have Sybsae 15 Open client in my machine now and I can't find the Sybase ASE ODBC Driver in the ODBC Data Source Admin screen, so it must not be installed.
    When I asked the people here responsible for the Win7 upgrade, they said that the Sybase 12 driver is no longger compatible with Win7.

    How am I supposed to continue working on the application I'm developing? Is there a Sybase ASE ODBC Driver for Win7 that I need installed? I just need something that will allow my code to connect to the same Sybase 12 database as it had been doing before.

    In the ODBC Data Source Admin page, I can also see an Adaptive Server Enterprise driver (version 15), but when I tried this in the connection string, I encounter errors when calling stored procs, so I think maybe that's not the way to go. (Besides, I also had this driver in WinXP and we never used it)

    Please help
    Last edited by kenshuperr; 12-05-11 at 22:17.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2009

    Same problem, I think.

    I don't have the solution -- I think I have the same problem and I was curious if anyone has found a solution.

    I used to have Windows XP, and I used the Sybase ASE drivers to make ODBC connections (linked tables) to various sybase databases.

    Then I was upgraded to Windows 7. Initially, my existing links to sybase worked and I was able to run existing reports. However, I found that I was not able to create new links to sybase databases. Then my IT support installed a patch for me, which I assume was from Sybase.

    Now, I am able to create new odbc links to sybase tables, but I am unable to run existing queries that use existing links to sybase tables.

    The patch that was applied was EBF15495. As mentioned, this fixed one problem, but created another problem.
    Last edited by ken4255; 03-06-13 at 11:08. Reason: provide specifics on the patch.

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