Additional dbExpress driver options

By: John Kaster

Abstract: John K culled a list of third-party drivers available for dbExpress from the dbExpress newsgroups, and has compiled it in this article.

Third-Party dbExpress drivers

On the dbExpress newsgroups recently, I asked people to provide information on any dbExpress drivers they have written, because there seem to be more coming out all the time. I'm listing them here in the order they were provided to me on the newsgroup.

dbExpress driver namedbExpress for Client Access/400, dbexpca400.dll
Platforms supportedWindows 9x/NT/2k with Client Access installed
Database supportedDB2/400 (AS/400 databases)
Language usedrelease 1.0 was BC++, release 2 is Delphi
Download URLDelphi6 companion CD, http://www.sawatzki.de
http://codecentral.borland.com/codecentral/ccweb.exe/listing?id=15909

dbExpress driver nameSQLTHINK.DLL / libsqlthink.so.0
Platforms supportedWindows, Linux
Database supportedThinkSQL RDBMS
Language usedDelphi / Kylix (for driver and server)
Download URLhttp://www.thinksql.co.uk

dbExpress driver namedbExpress for ADO
Platforms supportedWindows 9x/NT/2K with MDAC
Database supportedAnything with an OLEDB provider
Language usedDelphi
Download URLhttp://islamov.com/dbexpress/

dbExpress driver namedbExpress for ODBC
Platforms supportedWindows 9x/NT/2K with ODBC
Database supportedAnything with an ODBC driver
Language usedDelphi
Download URLhttp://islamov.com/dbexpress/

dbExpress driver namedbExpress for MS SQL
Platforms supportedWindows 9x/NT/2K with DB-LIB
Database supportedMS SQL Server 7/2K
Language usedDelphi
Download URLhttp://islamov.com/dbexpress/

dbExpress driver namedbxoodbc - Open Source DbExpress driver for ODBC
Platforms supportedMicrosoft Windows. May work on Linux, but untested
Database supportedAny ODBC compliant database. Vendor has personally tested against
  • Gupta (formerly Centura) SqlBase 7.5
  • IBM DB2 7.1 (personal edition)
  • Microsoft SqlServer 7 and 2000
  • MySql 3.23
  • Borland Interbase with EasySoft ODBC driver
  • It has been reported to work with
  • Oracle
  • Mimer
  • SAPDB
  • It does not appear to work with
  • Informix (column names truncated)
  • Language usedDelphi
    Download URL http://sourceforge.net/projects/open-dbexpress/

    dbExpress driver namedbExpress for Informix
    Platforms supportedWindows 9x/NT/2K, Linux
    Database supportedInformix 7,9
    Language usedC++
    Download URL http://www.luxena.com/download.htm

    dbExpress driver nameEasysoft dbExpress-ODBC Gateway
    Platforms supportedMicrosoft Windows. Linux.
    Database supportedAny ODBC compliant database.
  • Fully tested with Microsoft ODBC Driver Manager
  • Fully tested with unixODBC Driver Manager
  • Linux access to over 100 ODBC data bases when used with the Easysoft ODBC-ODBC Bridge
  • Language usedC
    Download URLhttp://www.easysoft.com/products/9999/platforms.phtml?product=2202

    If you provide a dbExpress driver, please add a comment to this article to list it here.

    Thanks! I hope you find the database connection solution you need either with the dbExpress drivers Borland provides, or those available from a third party.

    John Kaster, Borland DevRel


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