Easysoft ODBC-Salesforce Driver

Fields are missing from my data when using the Salesforce.com ODBC Driver. What can I do?

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New versions of the Salesforce.com API provide new objects and fields. If you get "Column not found" / "Base table or view not found" errors (and you are sure you have not made a mistake in your SQL), your Salesforce.com ODBC driver is requesting an earlier version of the API than the one that includes the specified column (field) or table (object).

The Salesforce.com ODBC driver initially supported version 27 of the Salesforce.com API. At the time of writing, the driver supports version 34 of the API. This change was introduced in version 1.0.38 of Salesforce.com ODBC driver. To check the latest situation with regards to Salesforce.com API version support, check:

ftp://ftp.easysoft.com/pub/salesforce/CHANGES.txt

(To find out the version of your Salesforce.com ODBC driver on Windows, look for the driver in the Drivers tab in ODBC Data Source Administrator. To find out the version of your Salesforce.com ODBC driver on Linux or UNIX, look at the file installation_dir/easysoft/sf_install.info. By default, installation_dir is /usr/local.)

If your Salesforce.com ODBC driver does support the required API version, you will need to alter data sources configured using an earlier version of the driver, if applicable.

On Windows, edit the data source in ODBC Data Source Administrator. You will be changing the Logon URI attribute value. (For new data sources, the Logon URI attribute value will automatically request the latest version of the API that the driver supports.)

On Linux and UNIX, edit the data source in odbc.ini, which, by default is located on /etc. You will be changing the URI attribute value.

Replace the version specified in the right side of the URI. For example:

https://login.salesforce.com/services/Soap/u/27

becomes:

https://login.salesforce.com/services/Soap/u/34

The following SQL queries illustrate the effect of this change:

-- This Salesforce.com ODBC Data source requests version 27 of the Salesforce.com API.
-- The QuoteLineItem object's Product2Id field was introduced in version 30 of the API, and so the query fails.
select Product2Id from QuoteLineItem;
"[Easysoft ODBC]General error column 'PRODUCT2ID' not found in specified tables"
-- This Salesforce.com ODBC Data source requests version 34 of the Salesforce.com API.
select Product2Id from QuoteLineItem;
"Product2Id"
"01ti0000006Y3RpAAK"
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