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  1. Preface
  2. Analyst Service
  3. Content Management Service
  4. Data Integration Service
  5. Data Integration Service Architecture
  6. Data Integration Service Management
  7. Data Integration Service Grid
  8. Data Integration Service Applications
  9. Metadata Manager Service
  10. Model Repository Service
  11. PowerCenter Integration Service
  12. PowerCenter Integration Service Architecture
  13. High Availability for the PowerCenter Integration Service
  14. PowerCenter Repository Service
  15. PowerCenter Repository Management
  16. PowerExchange Listener Service
  17. PowerExchange Logger Service
  18. SAP BW Service
  19. Search Service
  20. System Services
  21. Test Data Manager Service
  22. Web Services Hub
  23. Application Service Upgrade
  24. Application Service Databases
  25. Connecting to Databases from Windows
  26. Connecting to Databases from UNIX
  27. Updating the DynamicSections Parameter of a DB2 Database

Configuring ODBC Connectivity

Configuring ODBC Connectivity

You can configure ODBC connectivity to an Informix database.
The following steps provide a guideline for configuring ODBC connectivity. For specific instructions, see the database documentation.
  1. Set the ODBCHOME environment variable to the ODBC installation directory. For example:
    Using a Bourne shell:
    $ ODBCHOME=<Informatica server home>/ODBC7.1; export ODBCHOME
    Using a C shell:
    $ setenv ODBCHOME <Informatica server home>/ODBC7.1
  2. Set the ODBCINI environment variable to the location of the odbc.ini file. For example, if the odbc.ini file is in the $ODBCHOME directory:
    Using a Bourne shell:
    ODBCINI=$ODBCHOME/odbc.ini; export ODBCINI
    Using a C shell:
    $ setenv ODBCINI $ODBCHOME/odbc.ini
  3. Edit the existing odbc.ini file in the $ODBCHOME directory or copy this odbc.ini file to the UNIX home directory and edit it.
    $ cp $ODBCHOME/odbc.ini $HOME/.odbc.ini
  4. Add an entry for the Informix data source under the section [ODBC Data Sources] and configure the data source. For example:
    [Informix Wire Protocol] Driver=/export/home/Informatica/10.0.0/ODBC7.1/lib/DWifcl27.so Description=DataDirect 7.1 Informix Wire Protocol AlternateServers= ApplicationUsingThreads=1 CancelDetectInterval=0 ConnectionRetryCount=0 ConnectionRetryDelay=3 Database=<database_name> HostName=<Informix_host> LoadBalancing=0 LogonID= Password= PortNumber=<Informix_server_port> ReportCodePageConversionErrors=0 ServerName=<Informix_server> TrimBlankFromIndexName=1
  5. Set the PATH and shared library environment variables by executing the script odbc.sh or odbc.csh in the $ODBCHOME directory.
    Using a Bourne shell:
    sh odbc.sh
    Using a C shell:
    source odbc.csh
  6. Verify that you can connect to the Informix database using the ODBC data source. If the connection fails, see the database documentation.