Note: Noah 4.15 was released in summer 2023 and uses the SQLite database. Noah 4.14 and earlier used Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0.

Once a location has updated to Noah 4.15 and higher using the default SQLite database, the location can uninstall Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 database on the Noah Server. However, on Noah workstations, you may want to investigate if any other applications use Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0.

Noah 4.14 and earlier uses the Microsoft SQL CE 4.0 database for the Noah patient database, activity log, and the Noah configuration settings database. The SQL CE database has been discontinued by Microsoft and the end of support for CE 4.0 was reached in July of 2021.

HIMSA expects no problems with the SQL CE database as a result of Microsoft’s end of support and has had no reports of any problems.

Q: I’m using Noah 4.14, can I remove the CE databases if I use the integration option with Microsoft SQL Server?
A: No, Noah 4.14 relies on the presence of the CE databases to function. Noah cannot run in their absence.