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How do I install IBM Data Server .Net Provider for Framework 4.0?

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Last Modified: 2012-05-12

I have been experiencing some problems with the IBM Data Server .Net Provider for Framework 4.0 and I would appreciate whether someone could provide some assistance.

I have been developing a web application using Visual Studio 2008 and the .Net Framework 3.5.
In order to convert the application to Visual Studio 2010 / .Net Framework 4.0, I have installed the IBM Data Server Driver Package (http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=ibm/Information+Management&product=ibm/Information+Management/IBM+Data+Server+Client+Packages&release=9.7.*&platform=Windows+32-bit,+x86&function=fixId&fixids=*dsdriver*FP005&includeSupersedes=0) and the IBM Database Add-Ins for Visual Studio (http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=ibm/Information+Management&product=ibm/Information+Management/IBM+Data+Server+Client+Packages&release=9.7.*&platform=Windows+32-bit,+x86&function=fixId&fixids=*vsai*FP005&includeSupersedes=0).
Both installations were executed successfully in a computer running Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 3.

Following the instructions of page "Validating IBM Data Server Driver Package (Windows) Installation" (http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/db2luw/v9r7/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.swg.im.dbclient.install.doc%2Fdoc%2Fr0058814.html), I ran executables testconn20.exe and testconn40.exe.

testconn20.exe ran successfully:

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C:\PROGRA~1\IBM\IBMDAT~1\bin>testconn20 -dtc "database=**********;server=***.***
adding MSDTC step

Step 1: Printing version info
        .NET Framework version: 2.0.50727.3623
        DB2 .NET provider version:
        DB2 .NET file version:
        Capability bits: ALLDEFINED
        Build: 20111018
        Factory for invariant name IBM.Data.DB2 verified
        ERROR - Common Informix .NET provider Factory lookup failed - exception
           System.ArgumentException: Unable to find the requested .Net Framework
 Data Provider.  It may not be installed.
   at System.Data.Common.DbProviderFactories.GetFactory(String providerInvariant
   at TestConn.myClassName.LoadDB2()
        IBM Database Add-ins assembly version:
        IBM Database Add-ins file version:
        ERROR - IBM Database Add-ins file version different from DB2 .NET provid
        Elapsed: 0.25

Step 2: Validating db2dsdriver.cfg against db2dsdriver.xsd schema file
        File C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\IBM\DB2\IBMDBC
L1\cfg\db2dsdriver.cfg  missing. Nothing to validate
        Elapsed: 0

Step 3: Connecting using "database=new_mexico;server=;userid=i
        Server type and version: IDS 11.50.0000
        Elapsed: 2.609375

Step 4: Selecting rows from informix.systables to validate existence of packages

   SELECT * FROM informix.systables
        Elapsed: 0.15625

Step 5: Calling GetSchema for tables to validate existence of schema functions
        Elapsed: 0.1875

Step 6: Creating XA connection
        DB2TransactionScope: Connection Closed.
        Elapsed: 3.34375

Test passed.
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But testconn40.exe failed:

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C:\PROGRA~1\IBM\IBMDAT~1\bin>testconn40 -dtc "database=**********;server=***.***
adding MSDTC step

Step 1: Printing version info
        .NET Framework version: 4.0.30319.235
        System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'IBM.Da
ta.DB2, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=7c307b91aa13d208' or on
e of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
File name: 'IBM.Data.DB2, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=7c307
   at System.Reflection.RuntimeAssembly._nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String cod
eBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, RuntimeAssembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark&
stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection, Boolean suppre
   at System.Reflection.RuntimeAssembly.nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String code
Base, Evidence assemblySecurity, RuntimeAssembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& s
tackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection, Boolean suppres
   at System.Reflection.RuntimeAssembly.InternalLoadAssemblyName(AssemblyName as
semblyRef, Evidence assemblySecurity, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean forIntr
ospection, Boolean suppressSecurityChecks)
   at System.Reflection.RuntimeAssembly.InternalLoad(String assemblyString, Evid
ence assemblySecurity, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean forIntrospection)
   at System.Reflection.Assembly.Load(String assemblyString)
   at TestConn.myClassName.LoadDB2()
   at TestConn.myClassName.PrintVersionInfo()

WRN: Assembly binding logging is turned OFF.
To enable assembly bind failure logging, set the registry value [HKLM\Software\M
icrosoft\Fusion!EnableLog] (DWORD) to 1.
Note: There is some performance penalty associated with assembly bind failure lo
To turn this feature off, remove the registry value [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Fus

Test failed.
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I have been told that the error might have been caused because I did not uninstall the Beta version before installing the "final" version of the packages (http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=368836&tstart=0).

Well, yesterday was the very first time I installed these packages and my assumption was that both links mentioned in the beginning of the post pointed to the "final" version of the packages.

These were the packages I installed:

Comments or suggestions on how to fix this problem would be very much appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
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