Progress OpenEdge

OpenEdge database is an object-relational database by Progress Software Corporation. Progress says that more than 47,000 businesses and 4 million users rely on OpenEdge to power their business.

We support Progress OpenEdge in our products, but you will need to have its ODBC drivers installed.

OpenEdge is an object database, so accessing its data for export into a relational database can be problematic. We can access Progress through its ODBC driver, but that process required some special tweaks on our side to make sure data can be read correctly. In particular, Progress doesn’t enforce data type limitations specified for the database. So, if OpenEdge table is specified as allowing 100 characters in a certain column, it will still happily store a 500 character text value. Now, when you try to read such table over ODBC, ODBC driver will crash and tell it can’t read the data. We had to use several techniques to be able to get Progress data out of the database reliably.

Other issue with Progress ODBC driver is that it’s extremely slow and unstable. If you find Progress closing database connection on you when using our software to extract its data, please use throttling in project settings dialog to slow down retrieval of the data. Our software is designed to be as fast as possible. With Progress OpenEdge ODBC driver you may find yourself having to slow it down in order to keep its ODBC driver happy. Make sure to select Progress OpenEdge from the database list instead of generic ODBC connection – that way our Progress-specific customizations will kick-in.

Make sure to select Progress, not standard ODBC when connecting to Progress in our applications - we have extra functionality when dealing with extremely buggy Progress OpenEdge ODBC driver.

Full Convert Pro

We support Progress via ODBC. You will need to have appropriate ODBC driver installed for our software to be able to connect to your Progress database.

Progress data types we support


bigint (int64), integer, smallint, tinyint


double precision, numeric (decimal), real (float)


character (char), clob (lvarchar, longchar), varchar


binary, bit, varbinary


date, datetime, time, timestamp, timestamp_timezone (datetime-tz)

Large objects

blob (lvarbinary), clob (lvarchar, longchar)



Export your Progress database

It may make sense to migrate your data away from Progress. You may want to do it permanently or just need to share your tables with a collague in a different format.

We will copy all your tables with their data and apply indexing and relationships exactly as they are in your current Progress database. In a nutshell, you get exactly the same database in another database engine. Each time you run the migration, we will copy all the tables again. Of course, we have a built-in scheduler, so you can run this overnight and have a fresh database copy in the morning.

Take a look at the quick tutorials below to see how it's done using Full Convert.

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