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DB2 Client 10.05.00.420 for Linux

Hello People

I need to get data from a data server with DB2 10.5 installed via BI Launchpad

I see, in a PAM document from SAP, for BI 4.0 SP5+ / BI 4.1 the network layer is named DB2 CAE (?) and the middleware version must be "DB2 Client 10.05.00.420" or "DB2 Universal JDBC Driver for 10".

The questions:

1. Which is preferable? (i.e. to retrieve a big quantity of data as result of a query)

2. How can I get/find the client/driver?

3. Wher can I get any documentation for installation/test?

I work with BI 4.0 SP10 under Linux Rhel5 64 bit and, on next future I upgrade on BI 4.1 SP5 (or 4.2)

Thanks in advance

Vincent

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    Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 10:56 AM

    Hi Vincent

    We recently had the same problem with the DB2 Client and we decided to interface the DB2 data Platform with JDBC.

    The activation is very easy, because no any installation is required.

    This answer to your question no 1.

    2. You must find the jdbc drivers for db2 v10.5 in the IBM site, searching for file named IBM_data_server_driver_for_jdbc_sqlj_v10.5.zip

    3. Follow this steps:

    a) Unpack the .zip file in a directory, i.e.: /<fs>/software/jdbc

    b) edit the db2.sbo parameter file located on /<bobj dir>/enterprise_xi40/dataAccess/connectionServer/jdbc

    c) find the row (at bottom of file) with string <Database Active="Yes" Name="DB2 10.5 for LUW

    d) substitute the string "your jar or class file directory" with /<fs>/software/jdbc/db2jcc.jar (the path where you unpacked the zip file)

    e) substitute the &macro with tags suggested, i.e.: &lt;ClassPath&gt; became <Classpath>

    So the connection is ready. You must repeat the same steps a) - e) on Client Tools workstation

    Hope to help you!

    Claudio

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