[FWTools] OGR OLE DB driver

Bruce Rindahl rindahl at lrcwe.com
Sat Dec 2 13:40:01 EST 2006

I am having trouble locating the source files for this directory.  All the
download files appear to have only the executables and no source code.

-----Original Message-----
From: Frank Warmerdam [mailto:warmerdam at pobox.com] 
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2006 2:51 PM
To: rindahl at lrcwe.com
Cc: fwtools at lists.maptools.org
Subject: Re: [FWTools] OGR OLE DB driver

Bruce Rindahl wrote:
> I have downloaded and installed FWTools1.1.0 and it is working on
> I am interested in testing the OGR OLE DB driver as described in:
> http://ogr.maptools.org/
> I can't find how this driver is loaded separately.  Does this need to be
> registered in windows?  Which .dll is it?  I want to try this driver in
> ArcGIS to see if it can view spatial tables in PostGIS.


After looking around a bit, I see that the oledb provider is not (anymore?)
included in the FWTools releases.  It does not seem to build with VC7.1
I'm using for FWTools now.

I does still build with VC6.0.  This is accomplished by cd'ing into
gdal\ogr\sfcom_oledb and issuing the command:


This produces a SoftmapSF.DLL in the softmap directory.  It is registered
with the regsvr32 command.


  regsvr32.exe softmapsf.dll

I'm afraid the OGR OLEDB support has not been very actively maintained in
recent years.

Best regards,
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