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Status Planned for future release
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 24, 2020

MDM SE Support for latest verisons of MSSQL JDBC Driver

MDM SE only seems to support the MSSQL drivers version 7.4 (the docs say 6.2.2, but IBM support says 7.4). Since then, there have been a number of newer releases from Microsoft, and we would like to use newer versions of the driver in accordance with our company policies on such things. However, when we try using the latest - 8.4 - then we get an error in the installer saying that the driver path is invalid. Our internal troubleshooting suggests the issue is with the installer using Java JDK 7, and the newer drivers requiring JDK 8 .

Needed by Date Sep 25, 2020
  • Admin
    MAY LI
    Aug 24, 2020

    Thank you for the submission. We will investigate and follow up here with status.