I have IBM data server client installed on my pc through which I connect to the database servers residing on AIX operating system. Can some please tell me if I can install ODBC drivers on my PC by keeping the IBM data server client ? OR Do I need to remove the client before installing the drivers.
It would be helpful if someone could also let me know the procedure to install the ODBC drivers and any command to verify the installation.
My windows client on my PC is DB2 V9.5 FP3 and my server is on AIX its version is 9.5 FP3 as well.
Data Server Client should contain the DB2 ODBC driver, among other things. You can see that by opening the Data Sources (ODBC) control panel and adding a data source - you will find DB2 ODBC in the driver list.
Driver for ODBC and CLI is not part of the IBM Data Server Client or the IBM Data Server Runtime Client. It must be installed and configured separately; and it provides a subset of the functionality of either IBM Data Server client.
Documentation you are quoting may be incorrect, or the packaging may have changed in one of the fixpaks, but ODBC drivers are indeed included in the Data Server Client distribution. It is an optional component and needs to be selected during installation, but it is there.