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ReadMe Last Published: July 9, 2018. Any updates to these notes will be available at www.idera.com/support/productdocuments.


Thank you for using IDERA Rapid SQL, the integrated development environment for IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Sybase and Teradata database systems. Rapid SQL is your fast path to higher productivity whether you're programming in SQL, PL/SQL, Transact-SQL or HTML. Before you use Rapid SQL, please read the following information.

What's New in Rapid SQL 17.0.2

Fixed Issues

What's New in Rapid SQL 17.0.0

Improved SQL Server Feature Plan Support

Improved Execution Plan Support

Offers File Group Support

Improved Databases Summary Detail Screen

Improved Server Roles Functionality

Added Print Capability to Index CREATE and ALTER Scripts

Technical Requirements

Browser Requirements

Hardware Requirements

Operating System Requirements

32-bit versus 64-bit Application Considerations and Restrictions

DBMS Support and Connectivity

Dedicated Support Connectivity Options

IDERA Team Server 2016 Support

Generic JDBC/ODBC Connectivity

IBM DB2 for z/OS Stored Procedure Requirements

DBMS Versions No Longer Supported

Release Notes

Known Issues and Bug Fixes

Additional Resources

Licensing Your IDERA Product

IDERA Product Support

IDERA Technical Support

IDERA on the Web

What's New in Rapid SQL 17.0.2

Fixed Issues

There are no new features in Rapid SQL 17.0.2. This release does include a number of fixed issues that you may review in the Release Notes.

What's New in Rapid SQL 17.0.0

Improved SQL Server Feature Support

Rapid SQL 17.0 improves SQL Server feature support with new functionality including:

·        Table and index compression

·        Columnstore Index support

·        Primary and Secondary XML Index support

·        Spatial Index support

·        Data Masking support

·        Temporal Tables support

·        In-Memory Tables support

·        Natively-Compiled Procedures support

·        Table Encryption support

·        Check Constraints support

Improved Execution Plan Support

Execution plans now offer the ability to display the estimated plan and the actual plan as well as the ability to view the query plan as a graph, tree, or XML.

Offers File Group Support

DBAs now can use file groups, data files, and log files in the Server Storage section of Rapid SQL to visualize the high-level usage and status of their disk space. User-defined filegroups can be created to group data files together for administrative, data allocation, and placement purposes.

Improved Databases Summary Detail screen

The Databases Summary Detail screen now provides the Source Database column to signify whether the database is a snapshot copy of another database.

Improved Server Roles Functionality

The Server Roles tab no longer allows for hierarchical server roles.

Added Print capability to Index CREATE and ALTER Scripts

Users now can print Index CREATE or ALTER errors as shown.

Technical Requirements

Before using Rapid SQL, please verify that your environment meets the requirements listed below:

NOTE: Users need full registry privileges during the installation and access to the keys under HKEY_CURRENT_USER in the registry after installation.

Browser Requirements

Rapid SQL requires Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or later.

Hardware Requirements

IDERA recommends the following minimum hardware requirements:

Operating System Requirements

Rapid SQL supports the following operating systems:

Windows 7 Support Notes - Windows 7 provides two user types: Standard users and Administrators. Rapid SQL can be installed or uninstalled by an administrator or by a standard user using an administrator token. Standard users can run Rapid SQL. For the purpose of running Rapid SQL, default standard user token privileges should not be modified. Modifying standard user token privileges can result in licensing issues which will prevent Rapid SQL from operating properly.

32-BIT VERSUS 64-BIT APPLICATION CONSIDERATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS

If you install the 64-bit version of Rapid SQL and you are using custom drivers, you must be using 64-bit versions of those drivers when using the 64-bit version of Rapid SQL. Similarly, 32-bit versions of custom drivers must be used with the 32-bit Rapid SQL installation.

For version control integration, if you install the 64-bit version of Rapid SQL, you can work with either a 32-bit or 64-bit MSSCCI provider. The feature is controlled from the Options Editor's Version Control tab (File > Options > General > Version Control).

DBMS Support and Connectivity Options

Dedicated Support Connectivity Options

Rapid SQL 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, PostgreSQL, Sybase, and Teradata 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, driver, or client/driver combination that must be installed if using native IDERA clients, and the third-party, Type 4 JDBC drivers packaged with Rapid SQL.

 

DBMS Platform

Supported Versions

Client (or driver/client combination) Required for use with Native IDERA Drivers

Packaged JDBC Driver

Source & License

IBM DB2 for z/OS

9 – 10.x and 11.x*

DB2 UDB Client for Windows 8.0 or later

IBM Data Server Driver for JDBC

IBM DB2 for LUW

9 – 10.x and 11.x*

IBM DB2 LUW Client for Windows 8.0 or later

IBM Data Server Driver for JDBC

Microsoft SQL Server

2008
2012
2014*

2016*

Microsoft SQL Server Client Library

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

LGPL source & license

MySQL

4.x and 5.1*

MySQL Connector/ODBC Driver 5.2.x Driver - MySQL Connector/ODBC driver 3.51.x Driver

MySQL Connector/J JDBC Driver

GPL source & license

Oracle

9i, 10g, 11g, 12c and 12c R2

Oracle SQL*Net Client

Oracle JDBC Thin Driver

PostgreSQL

9.3 and 9.4
Specifically-supported PostgreSQL-based database products include Greenplum, Pivotal HAWQ, and BigSQL.

PostgreSQL ODBC Driver (latest version recommended)

PostgreSQL JDBC Driver

BSD License

Sybase ASE

12.5 – 15.7, 16.0

Sybase Open Client

jTDS Type 4 JDBC Driver for Microsoft SQL Server
Sybase jConnect JDBC Driver

LGPL source & license

Sybase IQ

12.5 – 15.7, 16.0

SQL Anywhere ODBC drivers for Sybase IQ 12.7
Sybase IQ 32-bit ODBC drivers

Sybase jConnect JDBC Driver for Sybase IQ

 

 

* About Technical Previews - Technical previews are intended to introduce a new DBMS platform only. The available functionality is typically minimal. For example, command Line startup, standard datasource registration and connection features, limited Datasource Navigator tree functionality, a minimal set of object actions, as well as SQL Editor execution and related, common SQL Editor functionality such as Query Options, Paste SQL Syntax, and Paste SQL Statement.

Generic JDBC/ODBC Connectivity

Generic JDBC/ODBC connectivity to non-dedicated DBMS systems or non-database datasources is also provided. Rapid SQL can connect to a datasource using a customer-provided, third-party JDBC version 4.0 or ODBC version 3.0 driver. Minimal Rapid SQL functionality is provided, including a basic Explorer tree and SQL querying.

IBM DB2 for z/OS Stored Procedure Requirements

When working against an IBM DB2 for z/OS data source, Rapid SQL relies on the following stored procedures, provided as an optional installation step in setting up the DB2 subsystem:

·        DSNWZP

·        DSNUTILS

·        ADMIN_COMMAND_DSN

·        ADMIN_COMMAND_DB2

Prior to using Rapid SQL against an IBM DB2 for z/OS data source, ensure that these components are installed on the server.

DBMS Versions No Longer Supported

Rapid SQL is no longer being tested against Sybase ASE versions before 15.7.

Release Notes

Known Issues and Bug Fixes

For the more recent list of known issues and bug fixes in this release, see http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RapidSQL/170/en/Release_Notes_for_Rapid_SQL_17.0.

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 Installation Guide. If you have not yet purchased this product, contact sales@idera.com.

IDERA Product Support

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IDERA Technical Support

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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

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