2 replies Latest Post - ‏2012-11-29T22:33:23Z by DavidThielen
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Pinned topic A suggestion/request

‏2012-11-29T16:53:14Z |
Hi all;

I have a suggestion for you (that would help us a lot). For every one of your connectors, have a web page that is the download and instructions on how to install it and any requirements. We could then point people to that when they need the connector. We presently have our own web pages for this like but by definition our page tends to be out of date as we’re not on top of new versions, instructions, etc.

IBM is the natural to do this as it’s your drivers, you know when things change, and having this up there allows every partner to make use of it rather than each partner having to duplicate what we did. If you do this, please include ADO.NET (both), JDBC, ODBC, & Ole-DB connectors. It should be a distinct page for each so for example there’s a page for just the IBM JDBC driver.

You’re welcome to use any of the content we created for these pages.

Thanks – dave
Updated on 2012-11-29T22:33:23Z at 2012-11-29T22:33:23Z by DavidThielen
  • bpgross
    627 Posts

    Re: A suggestion/request

    ‏2012-11-29T21:18:54Z  in response to DavidThielen

    For enterprise deployment, our best practice is to use our ds driver client package (IBM Data Server Driver Package). This client package contains drivers for JDBC, ODBC, .NET, OLE DB, PHP, Perl, etc.

    We have a step by step page that shows how to set up the various drivers, along with how to store connectivity information, and validation steps. Please see this page:

    I included the V9.7 page as V9.7 FP6 is our current best practice driver level to install.

    If you have any issues with this validate page, please do not hesitate to let us know.

    • DavidThielen
      26 Posts

      Re: A suggestion/request

      ‏2012-11-29T22:33:23Z  in response to bpgross
      Bingo - yes!

      Two questions

      First - will that url always have the latest version? My concern is we put that url on our website and a year from now we're pointing people to an old version.

      Second - is there an equivalent url for the JDBC driver?

      thanks - dave