Backward Compatibility Between the Virtual DataPort Server and Its Clients

This section explains the backward compatibility policies between the Virtual DataPort server, and the Administration Tool, Design Studio and other clients.

Note

The following policies and exceptions apply to the administration tool, the JDBC driver and the ODBC driver, even though only the administration tool is mentioned.

  • The administration tool and the Virtual DataPort server have to be of the same major version. E.g. you cannot connect to Virtual DataPort 8.0 from an administration tool of version 7.0, nor vice versa.

  • A Virtual DataPort server is compatible with an administration tool if:

    1. They both have the same update installed.

    2. Or if the administration tool has an update that is older than the update installed on the server.

  • Do not connect to a Virtual DataPort server using an administration tool that has an update newer than the update of the server. This is not supported and it may lead to unexpected errors.


Design Studio

  • Design Studio and the Virtual DataPort server have to be of the same major version. E.g. you cannot connect to Virtual DataPort 7.0 from a Design Studio of version 8.0.

  • The Design Studio can connect to a Virtual DataPort server with an older update or a newer update than the one Design Studio has. This is a relatively common scenario when using the Design Studio included in the Solution Manager to connect to the Virtual DataPort servers of your organization. If a Design Studio with a newer update connects to a Virtual DataPort server with an older update, the features that are not available in that update of Virtual DataPort will be hidden in Design Studio. For example, the Design Studio of the update 8.0u20220126 will hide the options of the Automatic summary recommendations when connecting to Denodo 8.0 GA because they did not exist in 8.0 GA.