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Sep 19, 2014 at 03:26 PM

16.5 - Receive Error When Setting up DBC



I recently installed PowerDesigner Version (4371), SP03 PL03. I am testing it's various functionality, and got to database connections. I tested initially with all my existing connections that were defined with version 15.3 utilities. However, I learned I have an issue when I tried to define a new connection. It turns out I cannot create new connections with 16.5. It says that I am not logged in as the administrator. I have found posts only saying that this error is due to a bit version difference, 32 vs 64, and that I should use 32 bit. The issue here is that I would have to have the Netezza client installed on my machine to have the netezza driver. That is an expensive approach just to reverse engineer a database into a modeling tool. So the other option is to be logged in as an admin. That will never happen given our InfoSec policies.

How can I fix this without installing the Netezza client client on my machine. That is the only way I can get the driver for the Windows ODBC Admin to work that I am aware of. PowerDesigner has the driver already, and I would rather use it to define my connection as it was designed to do. Please assist. Thanks!

Pic of error attached.


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