A new feature for DriveWorks 8 is the support for direct SQL Server connections for the QueryData function and the Data Export document.
ODBC data connections are still fully supported.
Using the native SQL Server connection strings does away with the need to set up system DSN's to each database the implementation relies on. Each machine that the DriveWorks implementation can be specified from requires access to the SQL Server that hosts the database used.
To use native SQL server connection when using the QueryData function in the rules builder:
To use native SQL Server connection when using the Data Export document: