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Hi ,

I would like to know if it is possible to have a Windows based client using
..net which can work with the DB2 database which is on a mainframe .. What
would the architecture be like and what will be required ? Any help on this
would be highly appreciated ....

Prashant

Jul 21 '05 #1
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Depends on the mainframe. If the mainframe is set up to allow a PC ODBC
driver to communicate over TCP/IP with DB2, then it's a matter of installing
the driver (IBM can help).

If the mainframe has DB2, but no access to the database, then look for
another solution...

Is the mainframe using the database from a CICS application?

If so, you may be able to simply communicate with the CICS application
instead of the database.
I like Hostbridge for this... allows you to see the CICS transactions as web
services.

Hope this helps,
--- Nick

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Hi ,

I would like to know if it is possible to have a Windows based client using .net which can work with the DB2 database which is on a mainframe .. What
would the architecture be like and what will be required ? Any help on this would be highly appreciated ....

Prashant

Jul 21 '05 #2
Hi Prashant,

You might want to take a look at this page.

http://www.connectionstrings.com/

--
Happy Coding!
Morten Wennevik [C# MVP]
Jul 21 '05 #3
You may want to check out mainframe data access solutions that will allow you
to do just this. One solution from GT Software called tcACCESS will allow
you to access DB2 on the mainframe.

http://www.gtsoftware.com/products/tcaccess.php

"Prashant" wrote:
Hi ,

I would like to know if it is possible to have a Windows based client using
.net which can work with the DB2 database which is on a mainframe .. What
would the architecture be like and what will be required ? Any help on this
would be highly appreciated ....

Prashant

Jul 21 '05 #4

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