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ReadMe Last Published: May 6, 2014. Any updates to these notes will be available at http://docs.embarcadero.com.


Thank you for using Embarcadero DBArtisan, the award winning DBA tool for enterprise-wide database administration. DBArtisan empowers you to manage all of your critical databases running on current versions of IBM DB2, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Sybase, and Teradata systems, from a single, consistent, user-friendly interface. Before you use DBArtisan, please read the information below.

What's New in Version 9.6.1/XE5

DB Team Server

What's New in Version 9.6/XE5

64-bit Installation

Windows 8 Support

Teradata Support

Other New DBMS Version Support

Sybase ASE Updates

DB2 LUW Updates

SQL Server Updates

Oracle Updates

Query Builder

Database Monitor

DBMS Support and Connectivity

Dedicated Support Connectivity Options

Generic JDBC/ODBC Connectivity

Specifically-tested JDBC/ODBC Connectivity Products: Apache Hive/Hadoop

DBMS Versions No Longer Supported

Release Notes

Important Advisory Notes

Known Issues

Bug Fixes

Additional Resources

Licensing Your Embarcadero Product

Embarcadero Technologies Product Support

Embarcadero Technologies Technical Support

Embarcadero Technologies on the Web

What's New in Version 9.6.1/XE5

DB Team Server

In previous releases, DBArtisan integrated with Embarcadero Connect, a data governance and metadata repository. DBArtisan users could make use of datasource definitions and ER/Studio data model information stored on the repository as well as open a browser window to work directly against Embarcadero Connect.

DBArtisan features that were previously available through the Embarcadero Connect integration are now available against Embarcadero DB Team Server. New DB Team Server features now available in DBArtisan are:

What's New in Version 9.6/XE5

64-bit Installation

DBArtisan now runs as a native 64-bit application. Separate installers let you choose between 32-bit and 64-bit applications. See Important Advisory Notes for more information.

Windows 8 Support

DBArtisan is now fully supported on the Windows 8 operating system. For information specific to Windows 8.1, see Important Advisory Notes.

Teradata Support

This release provides a Technical Preview of support for Teradata versions 13.10, 14, and 14.10. Specifically, version 12 syntax is supported. Connectivity is available with either of the Teradata ODBC or JDBC drivers (installed, with all Teradata prerequisites satisfied). Functionality as of the current release is as follows:

Teradata access is not covered under XE or trial licenses. Contact Oz.Basarir@embarcadero.com for a separate Teradata license.

Other New DBMS Version Support

As of this release, DBArtisan provides full support for the following DBMS platform versions:

Sybase ASE Updates

Against version 15.7 datasources, the Login Wizard/Editor now generates DDL that uses CREATE/ALTER LOGIN syntax. New properties let you work with SUID, LOGIN PROFILE, and EXEMPT INACTIVE LOCK parameters. The Change Login Password, Add/Modify Login Trigger, and Drop Login Trigger actions have also been updated to generate DDL that uses ALTER LOGIN syntax.

DB2 LUW Updates

The Update Statistics object action has been updated to use the ADMIN_CMD system procedure. This eliminates the constraint to have target datasources registered by alias and using the native client. Update Statistics can now be used against all datasources, regardless of how they were registered.

SQL Server Updates

Oracle Updates

If the Oracle SQL*Net Client is not installed, DBArtisan will attempt to connect to an Oracle datasource using the Oracle Database Instant Client.

Query Builder

As of this release, when you add the same table to the diagram pane multiple times, a new alias is automatically assigned to each instance. Adding a table multiple times can be useful when selecting additional data from the table, based on different join criteria.

Database Monitor

The following customizations can be made on a DBMS platform basis.

DBMS SUPPORT AND CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS

DEDICATED SUPPORT CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS

DBArtisan provides dedicated connectivity to a specific version range of IBM DB2 for Linux, Unix, and Windows, IBM DB2 for z/OS, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, and Sybase databases. The following connectivity options are provided:

The following table provides a summary of resources/requirements for connectivity to dedicated DBMS platforms. For each platform, it lists supported versions, the client software that must be installed if using native Embarcadero clients, and the third-party, Type 4 JDBC drivers packaged with DBArtisan.

DBMS Platform Supported Versions Client Required for use with native Embarcadero drivers Packaged JDBC Driver
IBM DB2 for z/OS v8, v9, and v10 DB2 UDB Client for Windows 9.0 or later IBM Data Server Driver for JDBC
IBM DB2 for LUW Versions 9.0 - 10.0 IBM DB2 LUW Client for Windows 9.0 or later IBM Data Server Driver for JDBC
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (All editions including 2005 Express Edition for 32-bit x86 and 64-bit Itanium & x86-64)

2008

2012

Microsoft SQL Server Client Library jTDS Type 4 JDBC Driver for Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver

MySQL 4.x MySQL Connector/ODBC Driver 5.2.x Driver - MySQL Connector/ODBC driver 3.51.x Driver MySQL Connector/J JDBC Driver
Oracle Oracle 9i, 10g, 11g, and 12c Oracle SQL*Net Client Oracle JDBC Thin Driver
Sybase ASE Sybase System 12.5 - Sybase 15.7 Sybase Open Client jTDS Type 4 JDBC Driver for Microsoft SQL Server

Sybase jConnect JDBC Driver

Sybase IQ 12.7 - 15.4 SQL Anywhere ODBC drivers for Sybase IQ 12.7

Sybase IQ 32-bit ODBC drivers

Sybase jConnect JDBC Driver for Sybase IQ
Teradata 13.10, 14, and 14.10 Teradata ODBC driver for Windows (version 14 recommended) Teradata JDBC Driver

GENERIC JDBC/ODBC CONNECTIVITY

Generic JDBC/ODBC connectivity to non-dedicated DBMS systems or non-database datasources is also provided. DBArtisan can connect to a datasource using a customer-provided, third-party JDBC version 3.0 or ODBC version 3.0 driver. Minimal DBArtisan functionality is provided, including a basic Explorer tree and SQL querying.

SPECIFICALLY-TESTED JDBC/ODBC CONNECTIVITY PRODUCTS: APACHE HIVE/HADOOP

DBArtisan has been successfully tested against Apache Hive/Hadoop datasources using the Hortonworks ODBC driver. Similarly, Cloudera Impala datasources have been tested using the Cloudera JDBC driver. In both cases, SQL querying and a Datasource Explorer/Navigator tree are available.

DBMS VERSIONS NO LONGER SUPPORTED

As of this release, DBArtisan is no longer tested against Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or IBM DB2 for Linux, Unix, and Windows 8.x.

Release Notes

IMPORTANT ADVISORY NOTES

KNOWN ISSUES


  • The current version of DBArtisan does not support the MySQL ODBC client that shipped with previous versions of DBArtisan. If DBArtisan crashes after connecting to a MySQL data source:
    1. Close DBArtisan.
    2. Uninstall the older MySQL ODBC client.
    3. Restart DBArtisan and try connecting to a MySQL datasource. You are prompted to install the MySQL client drivers.
    4. Follow the installation instructions to install the new driver.
  • Note that when debugging a procedure against an Oracle data source, DBartisan performs a compilation before debugging. During a compilation, Oracle invalidates referencing objects. For example, if procedures A2 and A3 both reference procedure A1, debugging procedure A1 in DBArtisan, will result in procedures A2 and A3 being invalidated.
  • In some situations the Database Monitor may prompt to connect to an already connected datasource if auto-connect is not enabled for that datasource
  • DBArtisan installs the incorrect stored procedures for Capacity Analyst for a Sybase 15 database. Please refer to this Knowledge Base article: www.embarcadero.com/jive/entry.jspa?externalID=1030&caID=2
  • For servers running on Sybase version 12.5.3a, the CREATE ENCRYPTION KEY and DECRYPT permissions do not display properly--they'll be shown as null. See Sybase's document CR392544 ("sp_helpprotect does not show privileges related to encryption keys."). This has been fixed in ASE version 12.5.3a/ESD#1 (now available as a download) and ASE version 12.5.4.
  • When you are using the Debugger:
  • The BCP (bulk copy) data movement option is disabled for cross-platform migration. In addition, to use the BCP in a Sybase-to-Sybase migration, the user must be logged in as System Administrator *or* the "select into/bulkcopy/pllsort" database option must be true on the target catalog. If this option is "false" on the target catalog, BCP will not appear as a data movement option for non-system users.
  • Schema migration jobs created in earlier versions of DBArtisan that were saved with a .migrate file extension must be re-created in DBArtisan 8.1 or later. Only migration jobs with a .sav extension can be reused.
  • DBArtisan is currently unable to create table names, column names, and check constraint names longer than 18 characters on an OS390 mainframe database.
  • On SQL Server 2005, the Browser component is disabled by default. With this service disabled, in DBArtisan you cannot reference SQL Server instances by name, only by port number. If you want the ability to reference SQL Server instances by name, you must enable this service on the server.
  • BUG FIXES

    Bugs Fixed in DBArtisan 9.6.1/XE5
    Issue # Description DBMS
    DBA-29023 [Interface] Interface windows appear to be truncated and/or incomplete after remote sessions with a graphical rendering problem All
    DBA-29305 [SQL Editor] Having multiple SQL tabs open cause repaint issues All
    DBA-30676 DBArtisan display issue with Connect - Chinese characters not displayed. All
    DBA-30111 [Tools] Expanding the column names in a table by using Query builder can take up to 10 minutes. Oracle
    DBA-18281 In ISQL window, Background color for Line Numbers can't be changed SQL Server
    DBA-29919 [Schema Extraction] Trigger extraction is being truncated SQL Server
    DBA-30212 [Explorer][dmbs objects] Objects (like tables) will not open in Databases that are in read-only mode SQL Server
    DBA-30225 [DBMS Actions] cannot script out database roles when selecting ALL of them in the listing SQL Server
    DBA-25105 [Foreign Key] Can't create a foreign key referencing a column that is indexed as unique Sybase ASE
    DBA-29929 [SQL Editor] Extra Use database statement in extraction DDL Sybase ASE
    DBA-30210 [DBMS Actions] When monitoring the process list on a server, the highlighted row jumps to another process when the display is refreshed. Sybase ASE
    DBA-30223 [DBMS Actions] When a table is renamed the extract ddl incorrectly generates a partition statement. Sybase ASE
    Bugs Fixed in DBArtisan 9.6/XE5
    Issue # Description DBMS
    DBA-29727 [Definition][Error line reporting] Changes made in Definition tab that cause errors are not reporting error line in Output message window All
    DBA-15062 When running a simple read only type query and closing SQL editor, user is prompted for a Commit Rollback window even though session is Unlock or Locked Oracle
    DBA-28866 [Database Monitor]The top twenty sql in Monitor does not produce any rows. Oracle
    DBA-29275 [DBMS Object Management] when extracting code for procedures, schema owner is not always included. Oracle
    DBA-29904 [DBMS Object Management] Temporary Tablespace Groups not shown in the Temporary tablespace drop down box when configuring user. Oracle
    DBA-29685 [Schema Extraction] Check constraint extract is incorrect,() parenthesis missing SQL Server
    DBA-29835 [DataSource Explorer] When a SQL Server database is in offline/read-only mode, the explorer window is still showing the database as on-line. SQL Server
    DBA-30129 [Database Monitor] Monitor refresh rate setting is not being saved SQL Server
    DBA-30034 [Analysts] Memory Analysis page is not showing any data for SQL Server 2012. SQL Server

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