[mapguide-users] SQL Server 2000 FDO

George McLean gmclean at gorge.net
Tue Oct 14 23:15:13 EDT 2008

Thanks for all the guidance Jason. I will take a look at the spatial 
support in SQL Server 2008 but I am not sure if my client is ready to 
update their SQL Server. My original problem was fixed by restarting 
mapguide service.

Thanks again,


Jason Birch wrote:
> George,
> Those are part of Autodesk's proprietary SQL Server provider, so yes
> there are likely licensing issues.  It may work with MGOS, but you
> probably legally have to have a license for MGE to use it.  If your
> client prefers SQL Server you may be better off moving to Map
> 2009/MGOS2.0.2/SQL Server 2008.  This allows you to access SQL Server's
> new Spatial support, and doesn't lock you into the semi-proprietary data
> structure of the original ADSK SQL Server provider.  It's a relatively
> untested provider though...
> A couple things to check on your original problem:
> - is the FDO version the same between Map 2008 and the version of
> MapGuide you are running.
> - have you re-started the MapGuide service?  The providers list is
> cached.
> You should not have to modify your Studio providers.xml list; I believe
> that the local FDO installation is only used for load procedures.
> Everything else should use the Server providers.  Could be wrong though.
> Jason
> -----Original Message-----
> From: George McLean
> Subject: [mapguide-users] SQL Server 2000 FDO
> [snip]
> I am using MG Studio 2008 and would like to build a data connection to 
> this SQL Server datastore. I have copied the SQL Server entry from the 
> providers.xml associated with Map 2008 to the  Mapguide Studio 
> providers.xml and the MGOS providers.xml.
> [snip]
> Are 
> there licensing issues?
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