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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Want to replace DB2 connect with a thin driver

    Hi

    Current our system is using DB2 Connect Personal to connect to the database as recomended by IBM. Since it is a heavy install and it should be installed on the every End-User Pc ,we are trying to think about some thin driver for this connection purpose . Can anybody please suggest a third party driver which is very thin so that it can serve our needs

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    IBM has a thin type 4 Universal driver. But you normally need DB2 Connect to connect from Windows to mainframe DB2 (z/OS) or iSeries DB2 (you failed to specify which server you are connecting to). But don't actually need DB2 Connect software, just a license for DB2 Connect added in the path of the DB2 type 4 Universal Driver (which is a single jar file for the driver and one for the DB2 Connect license).
    M. A. Feldman
    IBM Certified DBA on DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
    IBM Certified DBA on DB2 for z/OS and OS/390

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    Marcus

    Thank you very much for the reply and the DB2 server we are using is version 8 and Please specify the location where can i download the driver and if possible please configurable instructions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kurapati
    Marcus

    Thank you very much for the reply and the DB2 server we are using is version 8 and Please specify the location where can i download the driver and if possible please configurable instructions.
    Version is not enough. Need the DB2 product name, version number, sub version number, and operating system of the database server you are trying to connect to.

    Also need the operating system of the client where you want to connect from.
    M. A. Feldman
    IBM Certified DBA on DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
    IBM Certified DBA on DB2 for z/OS and OS/390

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