Could someone clarify the connectivity issue(s) with having an iSeries server accessing databases on a MS SQL Server 2000. I understand that the CONNECT SQL statement will not work and that JAVA JDBC may be the proper approach. If so, do I need any special JDBC driver on the iSeries? One article suggested downloading the JDBC driver from the MS site (Unix version). I have been unsuccessful at getting the .tar files to install. Any help or clarification would be greatly appreciated
You are correct that additional middleware is needed to access SQL Server data from an iSeries application due to the fact that Microsoft SQL Server does not support the Open Group DRDA Standard. The best interface for installing the .tar files would be use the iSeries QShell interface (STRQSH) - QShell is installed with Option 30 of the operating system.
Here's an online paper that discusses iSeries heterogenous data access.
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