How To Install and Configure the Multi-Tier Edition JDBC Drivers for Microsoft SQL Server (Windows)

Server Components

Installation (Request Broker and Database Agent)

  1. Our Enterprise Edition (Multi-Tier) server components installers for Windows are distributed as .msi files. You need to download one Enterprise Edition Request Broker installer (ntbrzzzz.msi for all 32-bit processor architectures, wabrzzzz.msi for x86_64, or wibrzzzz.msi for IA_64) and at least one Agent installer (same architecture) for the specific target data source(s). Double-click on the downloaded request broker .MSI file to start the installation.
  2. The Request Broker installers will specifically prompt for the location of a local license file.

    Note: Agent installers do not, as their licensing is handled through the Broker.
  3. Click the "Browse" button to locate a license file on your Windows machine.
  4. Check the "I don't want to install a license file" box if you do not have one.
  5. Once Completed, run the Database agent installation by clicking on the downloaded .MSI file.
  6. The Request Broker can be started and stopped by locating the OpenLink Request Broker service in the Services panel, or by using the toolbar service shortcut provided after installation.
  7. Installation is complete, proceed to making a test connection with your Client Component installation. If you haven't installed this component, please follow one of the following

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Client Components


  1. The OpenLink Generic JDBC Driver for Windows is distributed in a single .msi file.
  2. Click the Open link that appears in your Downloads dialog, or double-click the file.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Choose among the Typical, Complete, or Custom installation types.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Use the next dialog to specify the installation directory, if you chose the custom installation option:
    • Click Next.
    • You can choose which options to install if you chose the custom installation option:
      • Click Next.
      • Then click the Install button.
  7. Installation is complete.
    Click the Finish button.
  8. You may be prompted to restart your computer if you have a pre-existing OpenLink License Manager running on your computer.


  1. The OpenLink installer should set your CLASSPATH. You should have a pre-existing JAVA_HOME directory that points to the root of your Java installation; this same directory should also be included in your PATH. No further configuration should be needed.
  2. Driver Name: opljdbc.jar, opljdbc2.jar, opljdbc3.jar, megathin.jar, megathin2.jar, megathin3.jar
    Driver Class Name: openlink.jdbc.Driver, openlink.jdbc2.Driver, openlink.jdbc3.Driver
    Connection URL:
    jdbc:openlink://<Hostname>:[portnumber] [/UID] [/PWD] [/READONLY] [/SVT]

    • Hostname - DNS-resolvable hostname or IP address of the machine that runs an OpenLink Request Broker instance.
    • Port Number - TCP port on which the Request Broker listens.
    • /UID - Database username.
    • /PWD - Database password.
    • /READONLY - Read-write or read-only session mode.
    • /SVT - A valid domain alias from the [Domain Aliases] section of the OpenLink server component's oplrqb.ini file. Default domain aliases represent the type of database agent to which the application intends to connect, e.g., DB2, Informix 2000, Oracle 8.1.x. Custom aliases may be any string.
    • /APPLICATION - The Application name. Enables connectivity when restrictive server-side rules screen by application name.
    • /FBS - (also /FETCHBUFFERSIZE) The number of rows to return during one fetch operation.
    • /ENCRYPTED - Encrypt outgoing OpenLink communications packets. Disabled by default. Enabled with '1', 'Y', 'y'; disabled with '0', 'N', 'n'.
    • /CHARSET - The charset of remote databases. The default value is read from System.getProperty("file.encoding").
    • /UNICODE - Enables a Unicode connection. Disabled by default. Enabled with '1', 'Y', 'y'; disabled with '0', 'N', 'n'.
    • /DLF - Defers large data fields (BLOB, CLOB, etc.) to the end of the resultset. Smaller data types are retrieved first. This enhances performance. Disabled by default. Enabled with '1', 'Y', 'y'; disabled with '0', 'N', 'n'.
    • /DATABASE - Actual database name within a particular database environment.
    • /OPTIONS - Optional connection attribute passes specialized database-native client connection parameters, such as Progress socket parameters, Oracle SQL*Net Service Names, Ingres vnodes, remote Informix instance names, or DB2 remote database aliases. Not necessary when ConnectOptions are set in the Broker Rulebook.
    • /DRIVER - An ODBC Driver name wrapped in braces ("{}"). Used for DSN-Less connections to remote ODBC Drivers.
  3. Examples:
    • jdbc:openlink://localhost:5000/SVT=Ingres II/DATABASE=iidbdb/UID=ingres/PWD=ingres
    • jdbc:openlink:// 8.1.x/DATABASE=ORCL/UID=scott/PWD=tiger
    • jdbc:openlink:// 91D/DATABASE=isports/OPTIONS=-S isports -N tcp -H
    • jdbc:openlink:// 2000/DATABASE=Northwind/UID=sa/OPTIONS= -S