PB Desktop vs. PB Enterprise

PB Desktop vs. PB Enterprise

Post by John L. Pauly » Wed, 21 Dec 1994 23:27:05



As someone new to this group and very new to PB, I have a very basic question.
 Is it true that the only way I can access non-PC based databases (Oracle,
Sybase, Informix) is with Enterprise?  Is it true there are no ODBC drivers
out there, from other than PowerSoft, that would allow me to access these
DB's,over a LAN/WAN, utilizing Desktop?

Also, does anyone know if 4.0 supports Teradata?

Thanks,

John Pauly

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PB Desktop vs. PB Enterprise

Post by Craig Wagn » Fri, 23 Dec 1994 00:45:58



Subject: Re: PB Desktop vs. PB Enterprise
Newsgroups: comp.soft-sys.powerbuilder
Organization: Calgary UNIX User's Group

: Is it true that the only way I can access non-PC based databases (Oracle,
: Sybase, Informix) is with Enterprise?  Is it true there are no ODBC drivers
: out there, from other than PowerSoft, that would allow me to access these
: DB's,over a LAN/WAN, utilizing Desktop?

My answers reflect version 3.0a, not v4.0.

In order to access enterprise databases you must upgrade to at least the
Team/ODBC kit.  This will allow you to use ODBC to access any database.  
Powersoft does not write nor do they sell ODBC drivers.  The ones in the
box are licensed from Microsoft, DEC and Q+E.  If you wanted to access
enterprise databases using ODBC you'd have to acquire an ODBC driver from
another source.

: Also, does anyone know if 4.0 supports Teradata?

I believe there is an ODBC driver for Teradata, so you could get at it
with v3.0a.
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PB Desktop vs. PB Enterprise

Post by rob.. » Thu, 22 Dec 1994 22:48:42




Quote:>As someone new to this group and very new to PB, I have a very basic question.
> Is it true that the only way I can access non-PC based databases (Oracle,
>Sybase, Informix) is with Enterprise?  Is it true there are no ODBC drivers
>out there, from other than PowerSoft, that would allow me to access these
>DB's,over a LAN/WAN, utilizing Desktop?

True. But there's also another product that will let you access all ODBC-
compatible databases without using the Enterprise product. It's named
Powerbuilder Team/ODBC. It was a quite inexpensive upgrade from Desktop
in version 3.0a, but now is a full and much more expensive product with
4.0. If this would be something for you, do yourself a favour and get
the Team/ODBC product for 3.0 first and then upgrade it to 4.0. The
total cost will be less than just purchasing a new license for the
4.0 Team/ODBC alone.

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