eGenix mxODBC Zope DA 2.2.0 GA

eGenix mxODBC Zope DA 2.2.0 GA

eGenix is pleased to announce mxODBC Zope DA version 2.2.0, our popular Plone/Zope ODBC Database Adapter, compatible with Plone 4.0 - 4.3 and Plone 5.0, Zope 2.12 and 2.13 and Python 2.6 and 2.7 - available on all major platforms.


The eGenix mxODBC Zope DA allows you to easily connect your Plone CMS or Zope installation to just about any database backend on the market today, giving you the reliability of the commercially supported eGenix product mxODBC and the flexibility of the ODBC standard as middle-tier architecture.

The mxODBC Zope Database Adapter is highly portable, just like Zope itself and provides a high performance interface to all your ODBC data sources, using a single well-supported interface on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD and other platforms.

This makes it ideal for deployment in ZEO Clusters and Zope hosting environments where stability and high performance are a top priority, establishing an excellent basis and scalable solution for your Plone CMS.

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We are pleased to announce our new version 2.2.0 of the mxODBC Zope/Plone Database Adapter product.

In this release, we have upgraded the adapter to mxODBC 3.3.1 and added compatibility with the latest Plone releases and ODBC drivers/managers.

Feature Enhancements:

  • Compatible with Plone 4.0 - 4.3.
  • Compatible with the upcoming Plone 5.0.

Enhanced Support for Stored Procedures

  • Added documentation on how to call stored procedures from Plone / Zope.
  • Added support for input, output and input/output parameters to the .callproc() method for calling stored procedures.
  • Added documentation on how to use External Methods to access and use the mxODBC Zope DA connection objects.

Fast Cursor Types

  • Switched to forward-only cursor types for all database backends, since this provides a much better performance for MS SQL Server and IBM DB2 drivers.

Updated mxODBC API

Easier Installation

For the full list of features, please see the mxODBC Zope DA feature list.

Driver Compatibility Enhancements:

  • ODBC driver compatibility updated. By upgrading to the latest mxODBC 3.3 release, we are bringing all compatibility enhancements added to mxODBC 3.3 to the mxODBC Zope DA. This includes updated support for Oracle, MS SQL Server, Sybase ASE, IBM DB2, PostgreSQL and MySQL. See the mxODBC 3.3.0 and 3.3.1 release announcements for full details.
  • ODBC manager compatibility updated. Built against unixODBC 2.3.2, iODBC 3.52.8, DataDirect 7.1.2 on Unix. Built against the MS Windows Manager ODBC on Windows. Built against iODBC 3.52.8 on Mac OS X.

The complete list of changes is available on the mxODBC Zope DA changelog page.


Users are encouraged to upgrade to this latest mxODBC Plone/Zope Database Adapter release to benefit from the new features and updated ODBC driver support. We have taken special care not to introduce backwards incompatible changes, making the upgrade experience as smooth as possible.

For major and minor upgrade purchases, we will give out 20% discount coupons going from mxODBC Zope DA 1.x to 2.2 and 50% coupons for upgrades from mxODBC 2.x to 2.2. After upgrade, use of the original license from which you upgraded is no longer permitted. Patch level upgrades (e.g. 2.2.0 to 2.2.1) are always free of charge.

Please contact the Sales Team with your existing license serials for details for an upgrade discount coupon.

If you want to try the new release before purchase, you can request 30-day evaluation licenses by visiting our web-site or writing to, stating your name (or the name of the company) and the number of eval licenses that you need.


Please visit the eGenix mxODBC Zope DA product page for downloads, instructions on installation and documentation of the packages.

If you want to try the package, please jump straight to the download instructions.

Fully functional evaluation licenses for the mxODBC Zope DA are available free of charge.


Commercial support for this product is available directly from

Please see the support section of our website for details.

More Information

For more information on eGenix mxODBC Zope DA, licensing and download instructions, please write to

Enjoy !

Marc-Andre Lemburg,

Published: 2014-12-11