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64-bit ODBC Driver for DB2 8.1

We are looking for a 64-bit ODBC driver to access an IBM DB2 8.1 database. Some searching on the internet has not produced much information. Just wondering if such a driver exists, and where to find it.
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Kent OlsenData Warehouse Architect / DBACommented:
Hi Clynch,

A common misconception is that you need a 64-bit drive if you're running a 64-bit database, but that's inaccurate.

You need a 32 or 64 bit driver to match the hardware and O/S of the client machine.  In most cases, the installation of the DB2 client tools will include the correct driver.

You can download the driver(s) from IBM.

  http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21418043


Good Luck,
Kent
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mustaccioCommented:
All client packages, including those for 64-bit Windows, are available here: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27007053

You'll find them under the appropriate fix pack link.
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clynch302Author Commented:
We are looking for 8.1
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mustaccioCommented:
No you're not. DB2 8.1 became DB2 8.2 as of fix pack 7. Generally speaking, any client version will be compatible with servers up to two versions down, so you should be able to use the client version 9.1 and 9.5 as well.

On a somewhat unrelated note, the fact that you are still referring to your server as 8.1 tells me that you have not upgraded past fix pack 6, which is just asking for trouble.
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clynch302Author Commented:
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