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Is Enhanced Full-Text search available for ASE 15.7 and ASE 16?

Hello,

I am trying to understand if ASE_EFTS license is still offered and supported on ASE 15.7 and 16. The last manual I find comes from ASE 15.5 but I cannot find any piece of information saying that ASE_EFTS license is discontinued, there are some references in ASE 15.7 manuals, the cfg parameter still exists and asks for the corresponding license but I cannot find in ASE 15.7 or 16 installations scripts for EFTS mentioned in ASE 15.5 manual. So the question is if it is still supported and if we could propose it to a customer.

Thank you in advance

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    Nov 17, 2016 at 12:40 PM

    EFTS is no longer available, Sybase declared it "end of life" as of 30 Sept 2011.


    SAP maintains a list of Sybase products that has reached End of Life at

    https://support-qa.sap.com/release-upgrade-maintenance/maintenance-strategy/sybase-eol.html, EFTS is listed as
    "ASE - Enhanced Full Text Search Option".

    There is no direct replacement for the feature, though some people are using IQ to do full text search for ASE as discussed in

    http://www.ndm.net/bi/pdf/Syb_ASE_IQ_TextSearch_WP.pdf


    -bret

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  • Nov 17, 2016 at 12:40 PM

    EFTS is no longer available, Sybase declared it "end of life" as of 30 Sept 2011.


    SAP maintains a list of Sybase products that has reached End of Life at

    https://support-qa.sap.com/release-upgrade-maintenance/maintenance-strategy/sybase-eol.html, EFTS is listed as
    "ASE - Enhanced Full Text Search Option".

    There is no direct replacement for the feature, though some people are using IQ to do full text search for ASE as discussed in

    http://www.ndm.net/bi/pdf/Syb_ASE_IQ_TextSearch_WP.pdf


    -bret

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    • I think it is fairly likely the software will continue to work, but have not used EFTS myself recently or heard of anyone using it recently. SAP won't supply it or support it even if my gut feeling that it will continue to function on 16.0 as it did before is wrong.

      Cheers,
      -bret

  • Nov 17, 2016 at 01:20 PM

    Thank you a lot Bret

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