eGenix mxODBC Zope DA 2.2.3 GA

eGenix mxODBC Zope DA 2.2.3 GA

eGenix is pleased to announce mxODBC Zope DA version 2.2.3, 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.

>>>   mxODBC Zope DA Product Page


The 2.2.3 release of our mxODBC Zope/Plone Database Adapter product is a patch level release of the popular ODBC database interface for Plone and Zope. It includes these enhancements and fixes:

Feature Updates:

  • We have integrated a new option to force serialized connects on a per Zope connection object basis. This can be used to work around bugs in ODBC drivers which are not fully thread-safe in the connect phase. The option is disabled per default.

Driver Compatibility Enhancements:

Installation Enhancements:

  • Added pip install compatibility to mxODBC Zope DA by creating prebuilt archives and uploading a web installer to PyPI. This can be useful if you are installing Zope or Plone using a requirements.txt type approach, e.g. using
pip install ThreadLock Products.ZSQLMethods egenix-mxodbc-zopeda
  • Enabled creating wheels from the prebuilt archives, which helps when running pip with the wheels package installed. pip then tries to build wheels during installation and caches them for future reuse.

mxODBC Zope DA 2.2.0 was released on 2014-12-11. Please see the mxODBC Zope DA 2.2.0 release announcement for all the new features we have added.

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.

Customers who have purchased mxODBC Plone/Zope DA 2.2 licenses can continue to use their licenses with this patch level release.

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 Zope DA 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 2.2.3) 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: 2015-09-14