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DataEase and Windows 7





DataEase and Windows 7

Finally, Windows 7 is with us and it looks to be all that Vista should have been. Over the past weeks we have tested our products extensively on both x86 (32 bit) and x64 (64 bit) Windows 7 and this is what we have found:


DataEase 7.2

The latest version of DataEase works with both versions of Windows 7 with the following exceptions:


  • -ODBC: Windows x64 does not support ODBC, so if you use ODBC with you DataEase application or any other critical application you cannot upgrade to x64 but instead should use x86.
  • -OLEDB: OLEDB should in theory work, but our findings so far is that the OLEDB environment does not work either on x86 or x64.

DataEase 7.1

DataEase 7.1 will work acceptably with x86 but we do not recommend x64. Everyone should upgrade from 7.1 to 7.2 which is free of charge.

The only users that should not upgrade from 7.0 and 7.1 to 7.2 are users with Webpublisher 7.1. DataEase 7.2 does not have a corresponding Webpublisher product and WebPublisher will not work with Windows 7.

Webpublisher 7.1 will work with DataEase 7.2 applications with the exception of labels. Any form with labels will not be published.

DataEase 6.52
WARNING! DataEase 6.52 will not work with either versions of Windows 7.


DataEase for Windows 5.x

These legacy versions of DataEase for Windows will run on startup and appear to operate OK with x86. We have not tested it extensively, but running DataEase, creating an application, some simple forms etc. appear to work fine.

We do not recommend x64 with any DFW version older than 7.2.

DataEase Express 1.1

Express runs on startup and one can open and create new applications. The only problem we encountered were with labels that do not appear to work properly. This has also been a problem with earlier versions of Windows.


DataEase for Dos 2.53 to 5.53

All DataEase for DOS versions appear to work fine with x86 but some small problems with 2.53 we think a little configuration work would address.

WARNING! NO version of DFD works with x64.

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Product: . Written by alembagheri tahmas 07/12/13 at 13:37:32

Hi there,I am trying to use an external MySQL DB in dataease. I have successfully create the ODBC link and added the DB to dataease. I can also access the DB from dataease. Now, just for testing purposes, I am trying to create a simple report b...

Product: DataEase for Windows 7.x. Written by George Washington 11/04/14 at 08:26:17

no se pude exportar ahora archivos a pdf, ni a excel o otros cosa mala. en verdad creo que hace faltaen las versiones anteriores me funcionaba mas o menos bien. le hace falta a los aplicativos que se desarrollan en Dataeasegr...

Product: DataEase 8 Reporter. Written by eduardo paez 02/05/14 at 14:40:11

Thanks. Anyway I'm trying to use this fuction but it seems to me that it doesn't work on 8.2. I tried also in a DQL.There's something wrong?<img src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAA9IAAAJ3CAYAAAB4NWk3AAAAAXNSR0IArs4...

Product: . Written by Marco Marchesi 15/02/16 at 14:50:46


Product: Dataease [{8}]FIVE. Written by Chamil Rajindra 21/02/19 at 10:17:46

Thanks for the very good explanation!AS...

Product: . Written by afonso santos 28/10/19 at 00:50:14

I am pleased to see that the migration from Dos 4.53 is then sa 5.5 works. A really useful thing would be a compiler of SQL languages. Will you get there?Original Text:Mi compiaccio a vedere che la migrazione da Dos 4.53 รจ poi sa 5.5 funzio...

Product: . Written by Grossi Gioacchino 18/11/19 at 14:33:44

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