ODBS on AS400 for DB2/400 database.

As part of our project, a VB6 application from Oracle/UNIX setup has to update data in DB2/400 on AS/400.
I would like to know :
Is it possible to have an ODBC connection to DB2/400 ?
Where I can get the driver and how to do the configuration?

Please reply in detail, Thanks in advance.

Additional information on the question :

Yes, I am using VB application from Windows NT workstation. Please reply in detail about 'client access'. Can I download it from Internet ?

Coming to the use, currently my workstation is Windows NT and I am accessing Oracle on AIX with 'NEON Client' ODBC drivers.

Now I want to access DB2/400 on AS/400 system. To access this database, I want to use ODBC driver.

By chance, Can I configure 'Neon Client' driver for DB2/400 database on AS/400 from my workstation?

Immediate help will be appreciated. Thanks


ajit11Asked:
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Joakim011300Connect With a Mentor Commented:
It normally is available from www.as400.ibm.com/clientaccess/oledb/ but I just checked and it's not there anymore.
Get the most recent Client Access CD from a system administrator of the ASS/400 and install at least the OLE-DB provider from the CD. You will also have to install the "base" component.

This will allow you to install an OLE-DB DataSource (OLE-DB is the follow up to ODBC, as a programmer you will handle it the same way as ODBC).

It will give you access to:
- Database record level access to tables
- Database SQL statements and SQL stored procedures
- Data queues
- Programs
- CL commands

Also - check http://www.as400.ibm.com/clientaccess/oledb/ServicePacks.htm for ServicePacks. There are at least 2 available.

/Joakim
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lwentCommented:
You can setup an odbc connection through Client Access ODBC 32 within Control Panel on your pc.  You can point that connection to any number of libraries or systems. I'm not sure what you mean by an ODBC connection to DB2/400?  Could you explain that a little more?
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lwentCommented:
You can also reference Redbook DB2/400 Advanced Database Functions, pg. 3 and 296.  
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jbrugmanCommented:
Set up the free part of the 'client access' into NT.
Now make a connection to the as/400 using client access, with a owner with enough rights.
using iis or any webserver (same owner as the client access owner) you can use Perl, or any server side language to talk with plain SQL to the as/400.
I would not know any way to use linux to talk to the as/400 in this way, unless you set up your own nt-server in between yet.

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Joakim011300Commented:
What do you mean with "VB6 application from Oracle/UNIX setup"? Surelly you run your VB6 on a WinNT server or WS.

/Joakim
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ajit11Author Commented:
Yes, I am using VB application from Windows NT workstation. Please reply in detail about 'client access'. Can I download it from Internet ?

Coming to the use, currently my workstation is Windows NT and I am accessing Oracle on AIX with 'NEON Client' ODBC drivers.

Now I want to access DB2/400 on AS/400 system. To access this database, I want to use ODBC driver.

By chance, Can I configure 'Neon Client' driver for DB2/400 database on AS/400 from my workstation?

Immediate help will be appreciated. Thanks
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ajit11Author Commented:
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lwentCommented:
Client Access is available through IBM and installed on your AS400 and your individual PCs.  It allows a "green screen" view along with a GUI navigational view of your AS400.  I don't know about "Neon Client".  Perhaps the documentation on that product would give you more information?
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