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I have a database server using DB2. It's using UNIX (AIX). How can I use get the data from the server in VB5?
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I have VB5 talking to a db2 server on an as/400 by using DB2 connect Personal Edition version 5's ODBC drivers on the client. Don't know anything about unix, but if you can use SNA you should be OK.
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I have VB5 talking to a db2 server on an as/400 by using DB2 connect Personal Edition version 5's ODBC drivers on the client. Don't know anything about unix, but if you can use SNA you should be OK.
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You need an ODBC driver on the Windows client that can talk to the DB2 database.  Depending on the ODBC driver used you may also need a program to install on the server which talks the same protocol.

Intersolv have ODBC drivers at
http://www.intersolv.com/datadirect/frameset_datadirect.html

The SequeLink versions require a server program installed on the DB server.  They also have a new driver for DB2 (haven't tried this) which should talk directly to DB2.

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