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Connect to IBM DB2 database without installing the DB2 client.

SB
Hi,

To connect to the DB2 Driver, from a remote machine. Do we requier DB2
client.
Can't we connect by just having IBM DB2 driver which is just a single
file (db2cli.dll).
I am using vb application from Windows platform to connect to DB2 on
Linux machine.

Regards,
Santosh

May 11 '06 #1
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SB wrote:
Hi,

To connect to the DB2 Driver, from a remote machine. Do we requier DB2
client.
Can't we connect by just having IBM DB2 driver which is just a single
file (db2cli.dll).
I am using vb application from Windows platform to connect to DB2 on
Linux machine.

It's imposiblle. The IBM DB2 ODBC Driver is not only db2cli.dll. Try to
install DB2 Run Time Client Lite merge modules with your VB application
under client workstation.
Direct connecting to DB2 databases supported JDBC Type 4 Driver only.

P.S. Sorry for my bad english :(

With best regards, Dmitry.

May 12 '06 #2
FYI: On Windows DB2 comes with db2iprune tool.

With this utility you can reduce size of installation binaries, for
example you can reduce your DB2 runtime client to include only the
interfaces you need. The db2iprune tool is located in the
\db2\windows\utilities\db2iprune directory on DB2 product installation
image.

So, if you are planning install DB2 client with/within your application
you can combine the tool with the response file and perform quick
batch installation.

-- Artur Wronski

May 12 '06 #3

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