WinSQL

Differences between WinSQL for ODBC and JDBC

WinSQL and JaySQL are two separate products with similar names. WinSQL is a product that is out in the market since 1997 and is used by over 250,000 users worldwide. JaySQL on the other hand, is a new addition (introduced in 2003) to our product family and is targeted towards developers using operating system other than MS Windows.


Here is a list of some differences

The most important difference in these products is that JaySQL can run on other platforms besides Windows, including Linux, Sun Solaris and Apple Mac.

JaySQL is a 100% pure Java solution and therefore, can run on any Java compatible platforms.

If you use the type-4 JDBC driver, WinSQL can talk directly to the database eliminating any bulky client side API. Usually these JDBC drivers are shipped as a few JAR files and therefore, it is very easy to setup

It is very easy to change the look and feel for JaySQL. Specify a

-DCustomLookAndFeel=<Class file for LookAndFeel>

as a command line parameter and modify how WinSQL screens appear.

Which product should I use?

  • If you plan to use WinSQL on any Microsoft platform (Win9x, NT, Win2000, XP or 2003), we recommend that you use WinSQL - it has more features than JaySQL
  • If you want a querying tool for Linux, Solaris, Mac, or any other platform use JaySQL
  • If you are a programmer working on any Java related project and want to use a JDBC driver instead of ODBC, use JaySQL.
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