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Hello!

we (our computing school) is searching a ODBC-Driver for Windows XP.

Is there any driver, which is free of charge?
(you know, nearly every school (at least here in Germany) has not
enough money for this "lesser" things...)

Best regards,
Franz Seidl
(Pupil of EDV-Schulen Wiesau)

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Nov 12 '05 #1
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Franz Seidl wrote:
Hello!

we (our computing school) is searching a ODBC-Driver for Windows XP.

Is there any driver, which is free of charge?
(you know, nearly every school (at least here in Germany) has not enough
money for this "lesser" things...)

Best regards,
Franz Seidl
(Pupil of EDV-Schulen Wiesau)

A number of ODBC drivers come with the OS, and database vendors supply
ODBC drivers with their software package. ODBC drivers match a specific
DBMS product, such as Oracle, DB2, Sybase, etc. Which one are you after?

N. Shamsundar
University of Houston
Nov 12 '05 #2

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N. Shamsundar schrieb:

Hello N. Shamsundar,

thank you for your fast answer!
A number of ODBC drivers come with the OS, and database vendors supply
ODBC drivers with their software package.
Windows XP doesn't provide a ODBC driver for DB2.
And our AS-400 (or let me better say DB2) has only ODBC drivers for
an old Windowsversion (I think it was NT 4.0)
ODBC drivers match a specific
DBMS product, such as Oracle, DB2, Sybase, etc. Which one are you after?


Sorry, i forget it: I'm searching one for DB2.

Best regards,
Franz Seidl

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Nov 12 '05 #3

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"Franz Seidl" <we*******@gmx.de> wrote in message
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N. Shamsundar schrieb:

Hello N. Shamsundar,

thank you for your fast answer!
A number of ODBC drivers come with the OS, and database vendors supply
ODBC drivers with their software package.


Windows XP doesn't provide a ODBC driver for DB2.
And our AS-400 (or let me better say DB2) has only ODBC drivers for an old
Windowsversion (I think it was NT 4.0)
ODBC drivers match a specific DBMS product, such as Oracle, DB2, Sybase,
etc. Which one are you after?


Sorry, i forget it: I'm searching one for DB2.

Best regards,
Franz Seidl

If you install the DB2 runtime client, you will get the DB2 ODBC client
installed on XP. All DB2 clients are free from the IBM DB2 fixpack website.
Nov 12 '05 #4

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But if the DB2 database is on as AS/400, they will need DB2 Connect,
which isn't free.

Larry Edelstein

Mark A wrote:
"Franz Seidl" <we*******@gmx.de> wrote in message
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N. Shamsundar schrieb:

Hello N. Shamsundar,

thank you for your fast answer!

A number of ODBC drivers come with the OS, and database vendors supply
ODBC drivers with their software package.


Windows XP doesn't provide a ODBC driver for DB2.
And our AS-400 (or let me better say DB2) has only ODBC drivers for an old
Windowsversion (I think it was NT 4.0)

ODBC drivers match a specific DBMS product, such as Oracle, DB2, Sybase,
etc. Which one are you after?


Sorry, i forget it: I'm searching one for DB2.

Best regards,
Franz Seidl


If you install the DB2 runtime client, you will get the DB2 ODBC client
installed on XP. All DB2 clients are free from the IBM DB2 fixpack website.

Nov 12 '05 #5

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Larry schrieb:
But if the DB2 database is on as AS/400, they will need DB2 Connect,
which isn't free.


Hello Larry and Mark,

thank you very much!

I will inform me next week, if we have already DB2 Connect.

Best regards,
Franz Seidl
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Nov 12 '05 #6

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Larry wrote:
But if the DB2 database is on as AS/400, they will need DB2 Connect,
which isn't free.


There is a DB2 scholars program. If it is also applicable for schools (and
not "just" universities), you can obtain IBM software that way - free of
charge for the educational purpose.

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Knut Stolze
DB2 Information Integration Development
IBM Germany
Nov 12 '05 #7

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Larry wrote:
But if the DB2 database is on as AS/400, they will need DB2 Connect,
which isn't free.


There is an ODBC driver provided as part of iSeries Access (formerly
Client Access). This does not require DB2 Connect. Here is an
InfoCenter link:
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infoce...aikappodbc.htm

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Karl Hanson

Nov 12 '05 #8

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> All DB2 clients are free from the IBM DB2 fixpack website.

Where is this? I'm looking but I'm not familiar enough with IBM's site
to find it.

Nov 12 '05 #9

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Or better yet, I'm just looking for an ODBC driver to connect to DB2.
I've searched IBM's site but I can't find anything.

I've tried downloading the Windows Run-Time Client, V8.1, but it wants
me to pay for a developer's subscription.

Is there a free ODBC driver out there? I've been told there is, I have
yet to find one.

Nov 12 '05 #10

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In article <11**********************@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups .com>,
(ng****@hotmail.com) says...
Or better yet, I'm just looking for an ODBC driver to connect to DB2.
I've searched IBM's site but I can't find anything.

I've tried downloading the Windows Run-Time Client, V8.1, but it wants
me to pay for a developer's subscription.

Is there a free ODBC driver out there? I've been told there is, I have
yet to find one.


At ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com go to the directory
/ps/products/db2/fixes2/english-us/db2winIA32v8/client/runtime/
Nov 12 '05 #11

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ng****@hotmail.com wrote:
Or better yet, I'm just looking for an ODBC driver to connect to DB2.
I've searched IBM's site but I can't find anything.

I've tried downloading the Windows Run-Time Client, V8.1, but it wants
me to pay for a developer's subscription.

Is there a free ODBC driver out there? I've been told there is, I have
yet to find one.


The website may be a little better for downloading the fixpack since it
doesn't require guessing which file you are downloading.

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/data...ownloadv8.html
Nov 12 '05 #12

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