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1981478 - ASE ODBC Driver does not support passwords that have a '}' (outside curly bracket) in the password.


  • SAP Sybase ASE supports the usage of passwords that have special characters in the passwords.
  • However, the ASE (Adaptive Server Enterprise) ODBC driver does not support the '}' special character when used in a password.
  • When attempting to connect to an ASE through an ODBC application using ASE ODBC Driver, and the password contains the '}', it will return one of two errors:
    "[Sybase][ODBC Driver] Client unable to establish a connection"
    "[Sybase][ODBC Driver][Adaptive Server Enterprise]Login failed."

    The error returned depends upon what version of the ASE connected.



  • The problem was originally noticed with ASE Software Developers Kit (SDK) version 15.5 ESD#9
  • This problem is also seen in version 15.7 SDK
  • The issue is seen on all versions of Windows.
  • The version of ASE is not relevant.  All currently supported versions can be used as the database server (ASE) is not a contributing factor.


Sybase Software Developer Kit 15.7


KBA , BC-SYB-SDK , SDK , Problem

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