04-23-08, 12:45 #1Resident Curmudgeon
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Unanswered: zOS DB/2 linked server without additional software
I vaguely recall that there is a way to install a linked server or similar datasource on SQL 2005 without the need for ANY additional software... No drivers, no third party packages, just a moderately complex configuration issue.
Once the beastie was configured, you could assign linked server logins, build queries using four part names, etc with no significant restrictions.
Unfortunately, I don't remember the details of this feat of majik. Can anybody refresh my feeble memory?
04-24-08, 21:49 #2Registered User
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- San Antonio, TX
Without installing Oracle client, for example, you can't create a linked server to an Oracle instance, hence can't setup a subscriber for transactional replication to Oracle. I remember having to install HIS provider for AS400/DB2 from SQL Option Pack just to be able to perform ETL from AS/400."The data in a record depends on the Key to the record, the Whole Key, and
nothing but the Key, so help me Codd."