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By default, 64 bit Windows versions use a 64 bit ODBC Administrator utility. How do I install a 32 bit version of ODBC to work with IBM Informix Dynamic Server, when I am using a 64 bit Windows version?
The menu option Administrative Tools->Data Sources (ODBC), is the Windows 7 utility used to maintain ODBC data sources and drivers. The path for this ODBC administrator utility is "%windir%\system32\odbcad32.exe". Although it is referenced as "32" in the path name, it is a 64 bit... [More]
You install IBM Informix Client Software Development Kit (CSDK) 3.70.FC4 or higher on a machine running a Windows operating system. The installation does not include OpenAdmin Tool (OAT). You note that OAT is included when you install the 32-bit Windows CSDK 3.70.TC4
OAT is first bundled with CSDK in 3.70.TC4 fixpaks (32 bit) . This does not include the 64-bit CSDK 3.70.FC4 or higher on Windows
You can install the 32-bit OAT on a Windows 64-bit machine.
Platforms where OAT is available ... [More]
Puppet is IT automation software that defines and enforces the state of your infrastructure throughout your software development cycle. From provisioning and configuration to orchestration and reporting, from initial code development through production release and updates, Puppet frees sysadmins from writing one-off, fragile scripts and other manual tasks. At the same time, Puppet ensures consistency and dependability across your infrastructure.
With Puppet, repetitive tasks are automated away, so sysadmins can quickly deploy business... [More]
In this demo, I have considered the following to demonstrate DB2 connectivity using type 2 Universal JDBC type 2 driver with 32-bit and 64 application:
- Downloaded IBM 32-bit JDK for Windows from the web: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/
- Installed DB2 V9.7 FP5 64-bit Client on Windows 7
- DB2 V10.1 FP4 database server on Linux.
Used the following sample code:
To troubleshoot an issue with complex CLI application, DB2 CLI script with similar functionality can be used.
In many cases, customers usually have a complex CLI application that run into issues.
To simplify the issue and to quickly gather diagnostics, we often ask customers to try with a simple DB2 CLI script.
Here are some Windows based examples:
1. To test the CLI connectivity to the remote database from the DB2 Client where the application... [More]
1. The below command will help us identify which application is consuming the maximum LOG space:
db2 "SELECT SUBSTR(AI.PRIMARY_AUTH_ID,1,10) AS AUTHID, SUBSTR(AI.APPL_NAME,1,10) AS APPLNAME, SUBSTR(AI.APPL_STATUS,1,10) AS STATUS, INT(A.UOW_LOG_SPACE_USED) AS LOG_SPACE, A.UOW_START_TIME FROM SYSIBMADM.SNAPAPPL A, SYSIBMADM.SNAPAPPL_INFO AI WHERE A.AGENT_ID = AI.AGENT_ID AND A.UOW_LOG_SPACE_USED > 0 ORDER BY A.UOW_LOG_SPACE_USED DESC"
AUTHID APPLNAME STATUS... [More]
We have many customers wondering how to fine tune their dynamic SQL queries . The following snapshots can be run based on a particular environment:
db2 get snapshot for dynamic sql on <dbname>
db2 get snapshot for dynamic sql on <dbname> global
Number of executions = 2
Number of... [More]
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We have seen many customers having problems with the db2iupgrade command. Some are very common and can be resolved in seconds. To save your time, here is the most common problem while upgrading and some tried and tested solutions to overcome it.
Problem Description :
When you try to upgrade a db2 database using db2iupgrade command sometimes it may fail with following error
DBI1264E Errors were encountered in running db2iupgrade. Please
refer to the installation log file /tmp/db2iupgrade.log.xxxxxxx... [More]
Linux is an operating system that becomes very popular over the last several years. The growing popularity of Linux influenced business to port their Informix databases on this platform.
If you are a Linux user, is your Linux system optimally configured for Informix? In this presentation you will see what needs to consider to run Informix optimally on Linux platform.
Please find attached a presentation that provides guidelines for how to install and manage Informix on Linux platform. The Presentation is... [More]
Insight 2014 is only 37 days away. While the Smarter Support team gets ready for the event of the year, we connected with the Smarter Support leadership team to get their take on the event and what Smarter Support is all about.
The Smarter Support leadership team includes:
Al Martin (AM) , Vice President, Information Management Worldwide Client Support
Andrew Lee (AL) , Vice President, Business Analytics Customer Support & Success
David Churchill (DC) , Director, Global Enterprise Content Management... [More]
You're invited to our September Support Technical Exchange!
Topic: IBM PureData for Analytics (Netezza) Connectivity for Information Server DataStage
Speaker: Scott Brokaw, Information Server Support Engineer, Team Lead
Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Description: Extend data integration and governance in IBM PureData for Analytics by fully leveraging InfoSphere Information Server. This presentation will provide a connectivity and quick start guide for Netezza... [More]
We are very happy to announce that we have completed 50 DB2 Nuggets goal - 50 exclusive DB2 Blogs in Information Management support for 2014!
Readers - thank you for your interest. We hope that you find our information relevant and helpful.
Authors - thank you for your dedication, effort, expertise and help in promoting client self-assist.
Here are the names of the authors who have contributed towards the goal.
Adam Koile - USA
Christopher Rose - USA
Gord Owens - Canada
John Gera - USA
Jun Su Lee -... [More]