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Thank you for using IDERA DB Optimizer, an enterprise SQL development and optimization tool that gives database developers and administrators the perfect environment for building the best performing SQL code. This application easily identifies inefficient SQL code and boosts developer productivity by ensuring SQL is right before it becomes a problem in mission-critical applications. DB Optimizer also provides a rich SQL IDE with code completion, real-time error checking, code formatting and sophisticated object validation tools. Lastly, DB Optimizer provides advanced project and data source management tools.

WaRNING:   DB Optimizer 17.0.1 and later cannot use any workspaces produced by previous DBO versions, nor Use any files created by those older workspaces.

What's New in DB Optimizer 17.0.2

Updated Version

What's New in DB Optimizer 17.0.1

Continued Licensing Updates

Redesigned Components

SQL Server Enhancements

What's New in DB Optimizer 17.0.0

Updated Licensing

Updated Installer

Removed auto-Update and Install New Software features from Help Menu

Requirements

Hardware Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

Other Requirements

DBMS Support

SQL Execution, Tuning and DBMS Support

SQL Profiling and DBMS Support

Release Notes

Upgrade Notes

Known Issues

Bug Fixes

Additional Resources

Licensing Your IDERA Product

IDERA Product Support

IDERA Technical Support

IDERA on the Web

What's New in DB Optimizer 17.0.2

Updated Version

DB Optimizer 17.0.2 is simply an update to the version number.

What's New in DB Optimizer 17.0.1

Continued Licensing UPDATES

DB Optimizer 17.0.1 includes additional licensing updates to bring it into standard with other IDERA products.

REDESIGNED Components

DB Optimizer 17.0.1 contains the following redesigned components for a better user experience:

·        Main toolbar

·        Data Source tab

·        Project Explorer tab

·        Main window tab right-hand mouse options

SQL Server enhancements

DB Optimizer 17.0.1 offers a number of SQL Server-related enhancements including:

·        The Tuning Statement window includes a drop-down list of schemas when viewing SQL Server databases.

·        The DB Optimizer Profiler now properly displays SQL statement detail.

·        Improved error messages.

What's New in DB Optimizer 17.0.0

Updated Licensing

DB Optimizer includes a new licensing process to bring it into standard with the rest of the DB PowerStudio products.

Updated Installer

The installer for DB Optimizer now:

·        Verifies that a supported version of windows OS exists on the machine before continuing with the installation

·        Offers offline .MSI files for installation

Removed Auto-Update and Install New Software features from Help Menu

This version of DB Optimizer includes an updated Help menu that no longer includes Auto-Update and Install New Software options.

Requirements

Before installing IDERA DB Optimizer, verify that your environment meets the following requirements.

Hardware Requirements

The following are the minimum hardware requirements:

Supported Operating Systems

DB Optimizer is supported on the following operating systems (32- and 64-bit):

 

DBMS Support

SQL Execution, Tuning and DBMS Support

SQL execution and SQL tuning with DB Optimizer is supported on the following DBMS platforms and versions:

SQL Profiling and DBMS Support

SQL profiling with DB Optimizer is supported on the following DBMS platforms and versions:

* For these databases, DB Optimizer supports a subset of this database version’s features/functions.

Note: DB Optimizer does not access the information, tables, or views licensed under Oracle's diagnostic pack.

Release Notes

Upgrade Notes


Known Issues

The SQL Server sqlvariant data type is not currently supported by the Microsoft JDBC driver. If a query is used to retrieve data from a table that contains a column of the sqlvariant data type, an exception will occur. There are two workarounds to fix this issue:

·        Use CAST to type cast the sqlvariant columns to the data type you want.

Or

·        Use the jTDS driver to connect.

Bug Fixes

Customer-reported bugs fixed for the DB Optimizer 17.0.1 release:

Bug

Description

DBMS

OPT-5017

SQL Editor problems do not appear in Problems view

SQL Server

OPT-5082

Error log does not show errors reported by tuning session

All

OPT-5086

SQL tuning session cost color preference not working

All

OPT-5087

SQL tuning session cost color preference also applies to elapsed time

All

OPT-5088

SQL tuning session stops if the elapsed time is longer than the original

All

OPT-5097

SQL tuning session offers obvious selection criteria for picking winner

All

OPT-5098

SQL tuning session should highlight # winners found and % improvement

All

OPT-5103

DBO needs a priv grant wizard like DBArtisan’s capacity analyst

Oracle

OPT-5106

Saving a tuning session does not persist/save user selections

All

OPT-5121

“Tables/Views/Synonyms” are not getting resolved in SQL Server and Sybase when it exists in schema other than DBO

SQL Server, Sybase

OPT-5122

Sybase: table name is getting resolved but not executed

Sybase

 

Customer-reported bugs fixed for the DB Optimizer 16.6 release:

Bug

Description

DBMS

OPT-4979

Error: No authorized routine named

DB/2

Additional Resources

Licensing Your IDERA Product

All IDERA products include a 14-day trial period. To continue using the product without interruption, we recommend that you license it as soon as possible. For information on licensing your product, refer to the Quick Start Guide. If you have not yet purchased this product, contact sales@idera.com.

IDERA Product Support

The IDERA Web site is an excellent source for additional product information, including white papers, articles, discussion forums, and the IDERA Knowledge Base. Visit www.idera.com/support, or click any of the links below, to find:

IDERA Technical Support

If you have a valid maintenance contract with IDERA, the Technical Support team is available to assist you with any problems you have with our applications. Our maintenance contract also entitles registered users of IDERA products to download free software upgrades during the active contract period. Evaluators receive free technical support for the term of their evaluation (14 days).

We encourage you to open technical support cases via the Customer Support Center. For additional information about IDERA Technical Support, visit the Support section of our Web site.

IDERA on the Web

To download evaluations of other IDERA products or to learn more about our company and our products visit us at www.idera.com.