dbExpress driver for SQL Server History

This page lists the functionality added in each version of Devart dbExpress driver for SQL Server. To view the full changelog including bug fixes, consult the dbExpress driver for SQL Server revision history.

26-Oct-16 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 7.3

  • Support for IPv6 protocol in the Direct Mode for SQL Server is added

28-Apr-16 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 7.2.4

  • RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin is supported

17-Apr-15 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 7.0.1

  • RAD Studio XE8 is supported
  • Mac OS X is supported
  • Direct mode is supported

19-Sep-14 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 6.5.7

  • RAD Studio XE7 is supported
  • The BCDPrecision option to represent number fields as TBCDField or TFMTBCDField is added

28-May-14 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 6.4.6

  • RAD Studio XE6 is supported

21-Feb-14 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 6.3.5

  • RAD Studio XE5 Update 2 is now required

23-Oct-13 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 6.3.4

  • Rad Studio XE5 is supported
  • Now the length of TStringField fields created for sql_variant server type is 8000

17-May-13 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 6.2.3

  • Rad Studio XE4 is supported
  • Assembly registration without .NET SDK installed is improved
  • SchemaOverride connection parameter for dbExpress 4 metadata is added
  • ParamPrefix connection parameter that allows deleting the "@" symbol from parameters names of stored procedure for dbExpress 4 metadata is supported
  • SQL Azure support for dbExpress 4 metadata is improved

25-Dec-12 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 6.1.2

  • Rad Studio XE3 Update 1 is now required
  • C++Builder 64-bit for Windows is supported

10-Sep-12 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 6.0.1

  • Rad Studio XE3 is supported
  • Windows 8 is supported
  • Data Explorer is supported
  • dbExpress 4 metadata is supported
  • SQL Server Native Client 11 (SQL Server 2012) support is added

20-Mar-12 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 5.0.3

  • NativeClient 2008 support is improved

16-Dec-11 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 5.0.2

  • Now raised exception contains SQL error code together with error message

15-Sep-11 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 5.0.1

  • Embarcadero RAD Studio XE2 is supported
  • Application development for 64-bit Windows is supported
  • FireMonkey application development platform is supported
  • dclcrdbxXXX.dcp is added to installation

16-May-11 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 4.80.29

  • Support for SQL Server Compact Edition 4.0 is added

03-Mar-11 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 4.75.28

  • Now the DBXERR_INVALIDUSRPASS error code is returned on connection establishing with invalid user name or password

06-Oct-10 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 4.75.26

  • Embarcadero RAD Studio XE supported
  • Improved performance of working with UDT fields

07-Dec-09 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 4.55.21

  • Added support for dbMonitor 3
  • Added support of DATETIMEOFFSET field type for SQL Server 2008

23-Sep-09 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 4.55.19

  • Embarcadero RAD Studio 2010 supported

27-Mar-09 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 4.45.15

  • Added connection loss processing

20-Jan-09 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 4.45.14

  • Added driver compiled with Delphi 2007 for using under Windows 98

26-Nov-08 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 4.45.13

  • Added support of DATE and TIME field types for SQL Server 2008

16-Oct-08 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 4.45.12

  • Added full Unicode support for RAD Studio 2009

04-Sep-08 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 4.45.11

  • Support for Delphi 2009 and C++Builder 2009 added

22-Aug-08 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 4.25.10

  • Added support of MS SQL Server 2008 Native Client
  • Added feature to set the 'max database size' option for MS SQL Server Compact Edition

05-Feb-08 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 4.25.7

  • Added support for SQL Server Compact Edition 3.5
  • Tested with SQL Server 2008 CTP 4
  • Added ability for setting client provider through the VendorLib property

12-Dec-07 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 4.20.6

  • Added the DbxSdaDriverLoader unit in DbxSda Source Code edition to enable embedding the driver into applications
  • Added support for opening TSQLDataSet with DbxCommandType = DbxMetaData

10-Oct-07 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 4.20.4

  • CodeGear RAD Studio 2007 supported

28-Aug-07 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 4.10.3

  • Failover Partner and Multiple Active Result Sets features of SQL Server 2005 supported
  • Added the UseUnicodeMemo option to ensure backward compatibility for Unicode mode

12-Jul-07 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 4.00.2

  • Complete support for dbExpress version 4 in Delphi 2007 for Win32 and C++Builder 2007 added
  • Added support for SQL Server Compact Edition
  • Support for new SQL Server data types, including XML, VARCHAR(MAX), NVARCHAR(MAX), VARBINARY(MAX) added
  • General performance improved

04-May-07 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 3.20.10

  • Added limited support for Delphi 2007 for Win32

31-Oct-06 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 3.10.7

  • Limited support added for Windows Vista Beta 2

04-Sep-06 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 3.10.6

  • Added support for Turbo Delphi, Turbo Delphi for .NET and Turbo C++
  • Additional option RequiredFields for TSQLConnection available

07-Feb-06 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 3.00.2

  • Additional option CommandTimeout for TSQLConnection available

03-Feb-06 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 3.00.1

  • Delphi 2006 supported
  • Delphi 2005 NormalizeBCD bug avoided
  • Unicode support with coUseUnicode added (Delphi 2006)

27-Jan-05 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 2.50.4

  • Support for Delphi 2005 added
  • Support for SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 added
  • Performance improved for executing prepared SP returning cursor

20-Aug-04 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 2.00.1

  • Delphi8 support added
  • Support 'Custom string' parameter added (Delphi 7 only)
  • SQLStoredProc.NextRecordSet support added
  • Additional option coParamPrefix for TSQLConnection available
  • SQLConnection.Params['OS Authentication'] support added
  • ftDate, ftTime parameters supported
  • New time trial limitation

07-Oct-03 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 1.86

  • SQLConnection.Params['TRIM CHAR'] support added
  • Getting MetaData.getProcedures improved

12-Jun-03 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 1.84

  • Additional option TrimFixedChar to TSQLConnection available

26-Mar-03 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 1.83

  • Performance improved
  • Additional option Prepared for TSQLConnection available

26-Dec-02 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 1.81

  • DBMonitor client implementation moved to COM server

27-Nov-02 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 1.80

  • Support 'Connection Timeout' parameter added (Delphi 7 only)
  • Support for DBMonitor added

15-Oct-02 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 1.71

  • Added HostName parameter to ini files
  • ConnectionTimeout is changed from infinite to 15 seconds. It is useful for connection with wrong server name (2094)
  • New memory management model for VarBytes types. Allows significantly decrease memory usage on large tables fetch.

02-Oct-02 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 1.70

  • Added support HostName parameter for SQLConnection
  • Delphi7 support
  • New memory management model for String types. Allows significantly decrease memory usage on large tables fetch.

05-Sep-02 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 1.60

  • Increased performance
  • Additional option FetchAll to TSQLConnection available (1616)
  • Add support RowsetSize option (1709)

22-Aug-02 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 1.52

  • BLOB demo added

18-Jul-02 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 1.51

  • Additional option EnableBCD to TSQLConnection available
  • Additional option LongStrings to TSQLConnection available

06-Jun-02 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 1.50

  • Source code available
  • Limitation for trial version added
  • Increased performance
  • TSQLMonitor support
  • Changes in core SQL Server classes

18-May-02 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 1.15

  • Changes in common classes
  • Getting additional meta information is disabled

15-Apr-02 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 1.14

  • Added ServerName to demos (936)
  • Optimized query executing

08-Apr-02 New Features in dbExpress driver for SQL Server 1.13

  • Fixed bug with triple executing updating query (958, 973, 993)

28-Jan-02 First release of dbExpress driver for SQL Server 1.00