Progress database and Spectral Core

About 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.

Progress support in our applications

All our applications 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.

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.

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.

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Import data into your Progress database

Have a need to import data from various sources into your Progress database? Luckily we support many popular database formats to make this easy for you. Instead of messing with exporting from source, then working your way to somehow import data into Progress, use our tool to copy all desired tables directly - quickly and easily.

Replicate your Progress database

If you have already created your target database (by yourself or using our Full Convert product), you can synchronize data in your target database with your original Progress database. We never pollute your databases with additional tables or triggers for replications. We never even write to your source database.

Replication allows you to update your target database very often, as we always write just a minimum of changes needed to bring databases in sync. For example, if you added three records to a single table in your Progress database, our replication product will write those three records to target database and nothing else. If you deleted some records, changed some others and inserted some, again – our product will pick that up and replay those changes in the target databases without touching existing data that should stay there. Our products are highly optimized for real-world workloads, so data that's inserted into different areas of table are combined and written using high-speed algorithms, as available in a specific target database.

You can run database replication often, as your target database is never empty while replication runs. You will simply see that your changes are applied on each run.

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Write SQL queries for your Progress database

When you want a stellar SQL writing experience, our Query allows you to easily and quickly write your queries. It will autocomplete as you type and allow you to instantly view your data.

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Document your Progress database schema

Database diagrams only get you so far. You may want to keep HTML mini-website for your database documentation so all your developers can be in the loop and quickly locate needed information. You may need it for a client report, or to distribute your database schema as a CHM file to people who need it.

Our products even allow you to upload the documentation to your FTP server, so your website copy is always current.

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