Software Requirements

Identify the software requirements for PowerBuilder.

Note

In the PowerBuilder 2019 R3 Installer, if you also select to install PowerServer; please carefully read the software requirements for PowerServer in the Installation Requirements section in the Installation Guide for PowerServer (PB Edition); and if you also select to install SnapDevelop; please carefully read the software requirements for SnapDevelop in the System Requirements section in the Installation Guide for SnapDevelop.

Feature

Required Software

The following table lists the software required for PowerBuilder features.

Install any required framework packages and SDKs before you install PowerBuilder. Microsoft developer software is available from the Microsoft Download Center.

Read this table carefully to determine whether you need to install any software before you run the installer, and whether you need to install SQL Anywhere before installing PowerBuilder. If you select a feature with a prerequisite that is not yet installed, the installer displays a warning message.

.NET Web services local host deployment (Obsolete)

Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.5 or higher.

Note

On the development computer, IIS is not required for PowerBuilder applications or components unless the same computer is used as server for smart client applications, or for Web service components. IIS is also not required on end users’ computers.

PowerBuilder tutorials, demo databases, and sample applications

SQL Anywhere 12 thru 17.

SQL Anywhere can be downloaded from the SAP website. If the installer does not detect SQL Anywhere 12, 16 or 17 on your computer, it displays a warning.

If you choose to continue, the installer does not install the tutorials or register the demo databases. To use these features later, install SQL Anywhere first, then reinstall PowerBuilder.

MobiLink™ synchronization

Adaptive Server® Anywhere 9.0.2 to SQL Anywhere 17.

MobiLink is a component of Adaptive Server Anywhere and SQL Anywhere. In the SQL Anywhere setup program, select Synchronization and Messaging, and then MobiLink.

EJB client development (Obsolete)

J2EE-compliant application server such as BEA WebLogic 8.1 and later, or IBM WebSphere 6.x.

Oracle JDK. The Oracle JDK is installed in the %Appeon%\PowerBuilder [version]\IDE\jdk1.6.0_24 directory when you install PowerBuilder.

.NET DLL Importer, Web service clients (Obsolete) and Web Service DataWindow (Obsolete) in PowerBuilder

Microsoft .NET Framework Version 4.0 or later.

Saving DataWindows as PDF using the Ghostscript distiller and PostScript printing

Ghostscript and PostScript printer driver.

See the section called “Installing Ghostscript” and the section called “Installing PostScript Drivers”.

Saving DataWindows as PDF using XSL Formatting Objects (FO) and Java printing

Oracle JDK and Apache FO processor.

The Oracle JDK is installed in the %Appeon%\PowerBuilder [version]\IDE\Jdk1.6.0_24 directory when you install PowerBuilder.

The Apache FO processor is installed in the %Appeon%\PowerBuilder [version]\IDE\fop-0.20.5 directory when you install PowerBuilder.

Data access using the ADO.NET interface

Microsoft .NET Framework Version 4.0 or later Redistributable Package.

JDBC connectivity

Oracle JDK.

The Oracle JDK is installed in the %Appeon%\PowerBuilder [version]\IDE\Jdk1.6.0_24 directory when you install PowerBuilder.

Runtime Packager

Microsoft Windows Installer.

Microsoft Windows Installer is installed by default on all supported Windows platforms.