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DB2 Database 9 and licensing?? -> Connection trouble

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Hi All.

I used to connect to a DB2 database on an iSeries (V5R2) through DB2 Connect 8.2 PE.
On my new PC, I installed DB2 Database 9, and got no mention of any licensing problems, until I tried to connect to a database.

Can anybody enlighten me, please, cause I cannot find the documentation I need on the IBM website (shouldn't this be obvious to find?)

The installation of DB2 Database v9 worked just fine (FYI: I installed it on a Vista Business machine, in case that is an issue), but on connection to a database (that I can still properly reach from my old PC) via Command Line Processor, I get a message "SQL8002N An attempt to connect to a host failed due to a missing DB2 Connect product or invalid license. SQLSTATE=42968". This soon leads me to the ibm site, that insists I check whether DB Connect PE is installed. Am I wrong to think this is implied with DB2 Database v9?

Am I missing anything?

Thanks in advance.

Oct 8 '07 #1
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I regret the error message is right. You need a DB2 Connect product to be able to connect to a DB2 database on IBM iSeries and zSeries. The standard DB2 version (no matter if v7, v8 or v9) doesn't imply this feature. Its main focus lies on connecting to LUW DB2 systems (Linux, Unix, Window$).

I don't know about the Connect PE edition for sure, but as far as I know you'll have to buy a licence. Even on the LUW side of DB2 its just the DB2 Express-C v9 which is for free.

Regards, Bernd
Oct 8 '07 #2

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