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Connect:Direct - Certify SQLServer 2016 Express Edition as a supported database for C:D v.4.7 or v.4.8

Ability to upgrade to the latest software.

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  • Jun 11 2018
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How will this idea be used?

SQLServer 2016 Express Edition will be use as a supported database for C:D v.4.7

What is your industry? Retail
What is the idea priority? Urgent
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    Chris Sanders commented
    July 06, 2018 16:54

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM.  I have reviewed it with my team and unfortunately we won't be able to accept this enhancement request.  We don't certify C:D for use with SQL Express as Microsoft doesn't provide support to us if a DB issue is identified.  This limits our ability to fully support and certify that DB option.  As an alternative we do ship PostgreSQL as the default DB for C:D Windows v4.8 which may meet your needs.  Thank you for opening this enhancement request and please don't hesitate to use the tool again should the need arise.


    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager

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    July 09, 2018 00:56

    if SQLServer Express Edition is no longer a supported database for C:D - could references to the Express Edition be removed from the documentation.  For example - in the C:D v.4.8 (released in March 2018) document (document has the filename cd_53_win_pdf.pdf) it still has multiple references to SQLServer Express Edition - which seem to indicate that it is a supported database for C:D - for example it has the entry:  "To use SQL Server Express, download and install it."