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Apr 01, 2009 at 05:48 AM

Establish a secondary database connection


Hi Gurus!!

We have our BW system installed in an AIX application server with the database oracle in a separate AIX server too.

Now, we want to create a secondary database connection to MS SQLServer database wich is installed in a separate WIN Server.

My question is, can we connect our BW system with that MS SQLServer database if the applicaton server is a UNIX?. We have other configuration with a R/3 System (running on Aix) with DB2 database wich is configured to connect to external oracle database. When we configured this connection we had to install oracle software in application server (AIX) to allow the connection between R/3 and secondary oracle database, can we install MS SQLServer software on the application server where is installed our BW (AIX)?

I think that MS SQLServer can only be installed on Windows platforms, isn't it?

Can anybody help us?

Thank you very much in advanced,

Edorta Ramos.