Q: I am getting error message "Can not create database handler". What should I do?

SqlDbx relies on database client software being installed prior to running SqlDbx. You can download and install client software from vendor web sites free of charge.

Q: What operating systems supported?

Windows NT4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7. SqlDbx is compatible with 32 and 64 bit Windows.

Q: What are the system requirements to run SqlDbx?

SqlDbx does not have any specific system requirements. If you plan to use ODBC connections then it has to be at least Version 3.0

Q: What ODBC drivers are compatible with SqlDbx?

SqlDbx should be able to use any ODBC 3.0 driver. SqlDbx known to work well with following ODBC drivers: MS Access, Teradata, CACHE, Informix, kdb+ and many others. See help file for more information

Q: What changes SqlDbx makes on my computer?

SqlDbx uses one Registry entry to store configuration. Registry key located in HKCU\Software\SqlDbx. Other then that SqlDbx does not modify anything else.

Q: Can I run SqlDbx from usb flash drive?

Yes you can. SqlDbx supports portable mode which allows it to run from removable media. See help for details on how to enable portable mode

Q: I use several computers. Can I install SqlDbx on all of them?

Yes you can. We license SqlDbx not per computer but per user.

Q: Does SqlDbx "phones" home or opens any connections to Internet?

Absolutely NO.

Q: Why do you have two different versions of SqlDbx Professional?

ANSI version is compatible with more database and client software. UNICODE version in some instances requires newer versions of database client software and also may require server to be configured to correctly handle Unicode.

Q: What other database systems you plan to support in the future?

Native support is planned for: Informix, Cache, Teradata

Supported DBMS Systems

  • Oracle ® 8i - 21c
  • Microsoft ® SQL Server 6.5 - 2019
  • Microsoft ® Azure
  • IBM DB2 LUW ® 7.x - 11.x
  • IBM DB2 z/OS ® 7.x - 10.x
  • IBM DB2 iSeries ® 5.x - 7.x
  • Sybase ASE ® 10.x - 16.x
  • Sybase Anywhere ® 9.x - 12.x
  • Sybase IQ ® 12.5 - 16.x
  • MySQL ® 5.x - 8.x
  • PostgreSQL ® 8.2.x - 13.x
  • Informix ® 9.x - 11.x
  • Teradata ® 12.x - 14.x
  • Kdb+ ®
  • Apache Hive
  • Vertica ® 9.x
  • ODBC 3.0 compliant sources