Apologies if this isn't the correct forum but here goes..

I'm accessing an Intersystems database from MS SQL Server using Intersystems ODBC driver and using OPENQUERY statement to read metadata of tables using


but I get an error message saying INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS cannot be found.

Intersystems SQL documentation does reference this table so is there some other way to access this table or is it maybe a permissions issue?


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We have ODBC 32bit Encryption working on our database with a SSLDEFs.ini file.  However 64 bit ODBC Encryption will not work and give generic error, same error if the ini file is not there for 32BIT.

We have copied the ini file to the 64bit folder?  Any ideas please?



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I have created a custom role in IRIS for users to provide limited view-only access for querying tables in the HSANALYTICS namespace. WinSQL has been installed on a Windows server (WinSQL Lite version and an ODBC connection entry has been created in WinSQL for the users to log in and run SQL queries. The custom role provides the roles/resources included in the attached file. The WinSQL System DSN entry defined is:

Health Insight UAT HSANALYTICS    64-bit    InterSystems ODBC35

The ODBC35 driver is defined as:

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I have  a SQL query that I want to run against MS SQL from cache ensemble using the SQL outbound adapter. If I run this query direct from MS SQL Studio it take about 7 seconds MAX and returns about half a million rows. The row only contains one column it is a number all same size and if I run this query in the production in ensemble it takes for ever the production finishes without getting the response back. The same query run in cache outside the ensemble environment writing results to a file it returns results taking about 3minutes to complete.

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I have established an ODBC connection with our client based on credentials they provided.    The test connection was successful and after using the Link Table wizard I can now see the client's tables and properties.    However when we try to execute a query in IRIS we are getting error code -226.   I'm trying to determine if this could be just a simple setting problem in IRIS or something with the client.   

We have tried with PostgreSQL as well as with TSQL.  Same result for each.

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I'm running Windows 10 x64 Pro 20H2 with Intersystems Cache ODBC driver v2018.01.00.184. I've setup a System DSN using the 64-bit of ODBC Administrator.

I've been getting inconsistent results using my regular application (Microsoft Power BI) which I use through ODBC to query my hosted TrakCare T2017 instance.

Using Microsoft ODBC Test Tool (part of MDAC 2.8 SDK) I can verify I get the same errors as in Power BI. They seem to be ODBC driver related but I can't pin it down.

ODBC Test Tool GUI shows:

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Sap Help · Apr 4, 2019
ODBC Drivers

Hi All,

I would like to download odbc drivers for Cache database to be able to install it on our SQL server.

I am trying to create a linked server to Cache database.

I couldn't find a link for the drivers, there was one post with FTP reference to download but it doesn't seem to work.

I will be grateful for any help.

Thank you


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Robert Cemper · Nov 21, 2020 3m read
ObjectScript over ODBC
This is a coding example working on IRIS 2020.1 and on Caché 2018.1.3 
It will not be kept in sync with new versions      
It is also NOT serviced by InterSystems Support !   
Every now and then you may encounter a situation where for various reasons
ODBC is the only option to access a remote system. Which is sufficient as long as you need to examine or change tables.
But you can't directly execute some commands or change some Global.

Special thanks @Anna Golitsyna for inspiring me to publish this.

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Keywords: Python, JDBC, SQL, IRIS, Jupyter Notebook, Pandas, Numpy, and Machine Learning 

1. Purpose

This is another 5-minute simple note on invoking the IRIS JDBC driver via Python 3 within i.e. a Jupyter Notebook, to read from and write data  into an IRIS database instance via SQL syntax, for demo purpose. 

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Keith Davis · May 31, 2019
Indices Not Working

Forgive my lack of understanding, but I am working on a vendor created Cache database and the indexes specified in the classes for ODBC connections are not working. A few of them are created, but of the 50+ classes we have, only a handful of them are created when the class is compiled, yet no errors occur.

Example 1:


Example 2:


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Anssi Kauppi · Jun 30, 2020 3m read
Replicating Audit Log Near Real Time
Many organisations implement centralised log management systems to separate and centralise the log data in order to e.g. automate threat detection (and response) and to comply with regulatory requirements. The primary systems of interest are the various user facing applications, but increasingly also other kinds of systems including integration platforms.
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André Jouval · Aug 20, 2020
Programs and function cache


Do you know if cache has programs and functions cache

I made a backup of my production base and when I use this function abouve I receve an error, but if I change any letter of the command the function go ok.

Didn´t work


for this I.m using ODBC 64.


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I get this error [Cache ODBC][State : HYC00][Native Code 469] and zero rows returned with the following query.

SELECT "Timestamp","Skillset"  FROM "dbo"."iSkillsetStat" 
WHERE (Timestamp >= '2020-06-29 00:00:00' 
AND Timestamp < '2020-06-30 00:00:00')

I'm using Qlik Attunity Replicate to extract data, the query was formatted  by the tool. The query will return data in excel and SSIS, but not using Replicate.

So far I've tried using two ODBC drivers


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Pyodbc supports calling stored procedure  , but if the IRIS Stored Procedure ROWSPEC has a column with datatype specified as %Date or %Time, Pyodbc fails to fetch it and throws this error.


pyodbc.Error: (' 2201', '[ 2201] [Cache ODBC][State :  22018 ][Native Code 22005]\r\nERROR #388: Unknown error, code 22005 (22005) (SQLGetData)')


on printing the cursor execute description, pyodbc reads the column as <int>.

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Jeff Burdette · Nov 20, 2017
Cache ODBC - Access Denied


I'm working on integrating a Cache database into an existing .NET project of mine.  I'm trying to execute certain queries utilizing the Cache ODBC driver.  The first error I ran into was "[S1000] [Cache ODBC][State : S1000][Native Code 417] Access Denied".  The part that's throwing me for a loop though is that the application ran ~200 successful queries before I started getting that.  After some of those Access Denied errors, they turned into "[Cache ODBC][State : S1T00][Native Code 450] Request timed out due to user timeout".  This was all with the regular (2.5?) driver.

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Oliver Wilms · May 27, 2020
Read data from Excel


I work as a contractor for the Department of Veterans Affairs. I want to read data from an Excel workbook. I searched posts here and saw Apache POI suggested. I believe Apache POI is not approved for use within VA. I also believe we should be able to run SQL query against Excel. Has anybody done such a thing or are there other ways to read data from Excel workbooks?


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The Caché System Management Portal includes a robust web-based SQL query tool, but for some applications it’s more convenient to use a dedicated SQL client installed on a user’s PC.

SQuirreL SQL is a well known open source SQL client built in Java, which uses JDBC to connect to a DBMS. As such, we can configure SQuirreL to connect to Caché using the Caché JDBC driver.

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While I can query the HL7 message class EnsLib.HL7.Message (EnsLib_HL7.Message for SQL) to my heart's content in the SQL Shell or the Management Portal's SQL page, I can't seem to SELECT anything other than ID/%Id from an ADO/ODBC client. Properties such as TimeCreated, Name, MessageTypeCategory, etc. all seem to prevent the query from ever completing EXCEPT when I provide the ID as part of the WHERE criteria.

This works fine in the Management Portal and Shell:

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