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By: Tim DelChiaro
Abstract: Information on transition from the DataDirect ODBC driver to the new InterBase ODBC driver
Since 2006, the InterBase product on Windows, Linux and Solaris have included an ODBC driver supplied by DataDirect. The DataDirect ODBC driver will no longer be available to customers as of 11-Apr-2013. Starting in Aug'2012, Embarcadero has made available an alternative new ODBC driver for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit platforms; there are currently no plans to make a ODBC driver for the UNIX platforms where InterBase is sold including Linux, Solaris or MacOSX. Should you have a need for an ODBC solution on these UNIX platforms, please communicate your requirements through your Embarcadero Sales representative.
As of 11-Apr-2013, you must stop deploying the DataDirect ODBC driver for InterBase on new installations. This excludes VARs who have an existing contract allowing older InterBase version distribution for a specified timeframe. Please see how you can achieve this in the VARs section below.
This section applies specifically to InterBase VARs using InterBase XE and earlier versions including versions 7.x, 2007, 2009 and XE.
Please see "Frequently asked questions" section below.
This section applies to all InterBase customers.
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