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Connection String Changes in Different ASE Client Versions

When we migrated from Sybase client (Adaptive Server Enterprise?) 12.5 to 15.5 there were changes in the connection string format:

Under Sybase 12.5, connection strings typically looked like this:

Provider=Sybase.ASEOLEDBProvider.2;Data Source=APPLICATION;Initial Catalog=R01223;User ID=$USER;Password=$PASSWORD

The equivalent string for Sybase 15.5 looks like this:

Provider=Sybase OLEDB Provider;Data;Initial Catalog=R01223;User ID=$USER;Password=$PASSWORD

Now, in 15.7, the connection string appears to have changed again:

Provider=ASEOLDB;Data;Initial Catalog=R01223;User ID=$USER;Password=$PASSWORD

Is there a way for me to upgrade to 15.7 SP136 without having to force another connection string change?

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  • Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 04:36 PM

    Hi Mr. Schmitt,

    The “SAP” branding was added to SDK components (& ASE) as part of the 16.0 release.

    The 15.7 version of the OLEDB driver seems to have picked this up from 15.7 SP124 release.

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    The short name has not changed.

    You can try changing the ASEOLEDB and ASEOLEDB.1 name to Sybase ASE OLE DB Provider in the Registry Editor.


    Ron Nero

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