j2EE server

sorry if this is only mildly on-topic, but the question straddles many topic areas, but this one primarily

I have the J2EE server running. I want it to talk to SQL Server 7, do I definitely need a third party driver suite or can this be done without (ie ODBC) by using j2EEadmin to describe the source?  
The J2EE docs are unclear, and the only products that I have been able to find are on limited license, or pay up-front.

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simonm99Asked:
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shyamkumarreddyConnect With a Mentor Commented:
HI Simon
You can use your ODBC in J2EE evironment.
Your j2EE should run in Windows Environment

No configuration is required for ODBC

But if u use 3rd party then u need to configure ur environemnt according to that

*-----thanks for answering, but that does not answer my question - can I use ODBC connections (say, to SQL
server 7) WITHOUT using a third party driver?   ---*


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Shyam
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shyamkumarreddyCommented:
Hi simonm

You can use ODBC or third party. NO probs which every u like. If u r using third party then u need to include this in your classpath of your j2ee.
If u r using the ODBC then u don't have any probs


shyam
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simonm99Author Commented:
thanks for answering, but that does not answer my question - can I use ODBC connections (say, to SQL server 7) WITHOUT using a third party driver?  

The docs are quite vague about this and seem to give no examples of how to configure it. Any help appreciated as Cloudscape is a trial to use, at best.


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simonm99Author Commented:
thanks, I'll give it a try this evening.
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simonm99Author Commented:
Shyam,

you mean by adding something like

jdbcDriver.1.name=sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbc

(where this class is located in 1.3/jre/lib/rt.jar) ?

if my ODBC ink is called "Titan" how do I format the addition of the datasource?

j2eeadmin -addJdbcDataSource <jndiname> <something>

thanks





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simonm99Author Commented:
i say "average" as your statement "no configuration is required" proved to be incorrect although I appreciate your confirmation that it is possible to do it.

These lines (especially the last one) need to be added to the resource.properties file to make ODBC work for a System DSN ODBC link called "Titan"

jdbcDataSource.5.name=jdbc/Titan
jdbcDataSource.5.url=jdbc:odbc:Titan
// very important below vvvvvvv
jdbcDriver.1.name=sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver

but thanks for replying anyway
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