Advantage Database Server

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  • Advantage 2.0b Released

    Advantage 2.0b Released
    The first public release of Advantage, called Advantage Xbase Server in this release.
  • Advantage Version 3

    Advantage Version 3
    Version 3 of Advantage, called Advantage Xbase Server, is released
  • Advantage Version 3.5 Released

    Advantage Version 3.5 Released
    Advantage, called Advantage Xbase Server, version 3.5 is released
  • Advantage Version 4.0 Released

    Advantage Version 4.0 Released
    Advantage Database Server 4.0 Released. Includes the first ODBC driver and Visual Objects Client
  • Advantage Version 4.21 Released

    Advantage Version 4.21 Released
    Advantage Database Server version 4.21 released. Included the first Windows NT version, ODBC 1.40 and VO Client 1.51
  • Advantage NT Version 4.21 Released

    Advantage NT Version 4.21 Released
    Advantage Database Server version 4.21 for Windows NT released. This was the first version of Advantage for the Windows platform
  • Advantage Internet Server Released

    A separate application called Advantage Internet Server (AIS) is released. Allowed users to connect to Advantage securely over the internet. This functionality was included in the server in version 6.0
  • Advantage Client Engine Released

    Advantage Client Engine Released
    Initial release of the Advantage Client Engine and Windows Comm layer. This included support for Delphi 3 with the TAdsTable component.
  • Advantage Version 4.4a Released

    Advantage Version 4.4a Released
    Advantage version 4.4a is released to address Y2K issues
  • Advantage Version 4.5 Released

    Advantage Version 4.5 Released
    Advantage version 4.5 released, included updates for all clients and servers.
  • Advantage 5.0 Released

    Advantage 5.0 Released
    Advantage Version 5.0 released features include:
  • Advantage 5.1 Released

    Advantage version 5.1 released the Advantage Proprietary Data format (ADT Tables) was introduced.
  • Advantage 5.5 Released

    Advantage 5.5 Released
    Advantage Version 5.5 features include: Streamline SQL, Silent Installs, ANSI Collation selection many new functions added to the Expression Engine (UPPERW, LOWERW, STOD, STOTS, MIN, MAX)
  • Advantage 5.6 Beta

    Advantage 5.6 beta available for developers
  • Advantage 5.6 Released

  • Crystal Reports Driver Released

    The first native Crystal Reports Driver for Advantage.
  • Version 5.7 Released

    Many SQL improvements including better handling of DBF deleted records and the LIKE operator.
  • StreamlineSQL ODBC Driver

    The first release of the Advantage ODBC driver which used the StreamlineSQL engine in the server. Previous versions of the ODBC driver used a 3rd party SQL parser.
  • 6.0 Beta

    6.0 Beta available for developers to download
  • Advantage 6.0 Release

    The release of Advantage 6.0 this was the first verion of the Advantage Data Dictionary. Features included: Support for files >4GB, Referential Integrity, Constraints, Permissions, Default Field Values, Filter Improvements and many SQL Enhancement.
  • Advantage 6.1 Release

    Release of Advantage version 6.1 feature enhancements included: Linux version, Integration of Internet connecivity, Table and Index autocreate and many SQL enhancements.
  • Advantage 6.11 Release

    A minor upgrade which addressed some specific issues with the original 6.1 release. This release replaced version 6.1.
  • Advantage 6.2 Released

    Advantage version 6.2 is officially released features enhancements include: COM support for AEPs, Additional User permissions, Improved progress callback and many SQL enhancements.
  • BORCON 2002

    BORCON 2002
    Advantage is a gold sponsor at BORCON
  • Advantage 7.0 Released

    Advantage 7.0 Released
    Advantage 7.0 released features include: Triggers, Full Text Search, Communication Compression, JDBC driver, Money data type and many SQL enhancements.
  • Advantage Database Server The Official Guide

    Advantage Database Server The Official Guide
    The first book on Advantage Database Server written by Cary Jensen and Loy Anderson.
  • Borcon 2003

    Borcon 2003
    Advantage was a Silver Sponsor for the event.
  • Advantage 7.1 Beta

    Advantage 7.1 beta made available for download to developers.
  • Advantage 7.1 Released

    Advantage version 7.1 is officially released. Features include: SQL Execution Plan, SQL Temporary tables, Case Insensitive field type, Updateable Dictionary links and Disabling of Database logins
  • Advantage 8.0 Beta Available

    Advantage 8.0 Beta Available
    The beta version of Advantage 8.0 is available to developers for testing.
  • Sybase Aquires Extended Systems

    Sybase Aquires Extended Systems
    The acquisition of Extended Systems Inc. by Sybase, Inc. was successfully completed. Extended Systems is now a member of iAnywhere Solutions, Inc. a Sybase subsidiary.
  • Advantage 8.0 Released

    Advantage 8.0 Released
    Advantage Database Server version 8.0 is released. Includes: SQL Scripting, Online Backup, Replication, Improved performance and Advantage Data Arcitect gets a new look.
  • Advantage 8.1 Beta

    Advantage version 8.1 beta available for download.
  • Sybase TechWave 2006

    Sybase TechWave 2006
    Advantage provides a track for the first time at the Sybase Users Conference
  • Advantage version 8.1 Released

    Advantage version 8.1 Released
    Advantage 8.1 oficially released which included several feature enhancements including; User Defined Functions, TCP/IP communication, Increased SQL Performance and Vertical Filtering for Replication.
  • Advantage Database Server A Developers Guide

    Advantage Database Server A Developers Guide
    The second Advantage book written by Cary Jensen and Loy Anderson is released. The book covers Advantage version 8.1
  • Sybase TechWave

    Sybase TechWave
    Advantage provides a track at the Sybase user conference in Las Vegas
  • Advantage 9.0 Beta

    The Advantage version 9.0 beta is available to developers.
  • Advantage Version 9.0 Released

    Advantage Version 9.0 Released
    Advantage Database Server version 9.0 is released. Includes support for Visual FoxPro 9, Notifications, SQL Debugging and a native 64bit server.