We have a customer using the ODBC minisoft driver and the ODBC Socket driver (from CFMX) to connect to an HP e3000 legacy system. We are currently trying to get the JDBC driver to work, but that's a different story. The purpose of this entry is to detail a particularly tricky variance that seems to only affect this particular e3000 to ODBC to JDBC Socket setup. The reason it's worth a blog entry is because we spent 4 or 5 hours beating our heads against the wall - and we can save you a couple of concussions if you ever run into the same issue. So, if you have any projects using the e3000 and Coldfusion you might want to read on.