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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 Native Connectivity

Configuring Native Connectivity

You must choose ODBC as the provider type while configuring a Microsoft SQL Server connection. The OLEDB provider type is deprecated. Support for the OLEDB provider type will be dropped in a future release.
The server name and database name are retrieved from the connect string if you enable the Use DSN option. The connect string is the DSN configured in the odbc.ini file. If you do not enable the Use DSN option, you must specify the server name and database name in the connection properties. If you cannot to connect to the database, verify that you correctly entered all of the connectivity information.
After you upgrade, the Microsoft SQL Server connection is set to the OLEDB provider type by default. It is recommended that you upgrade all your Microsoft SQL Server connections to use the ODBC provider type. You can upgrade all your Microsoft SQL Server connections to the ODBC provider type by using the following commands:
  • If you are using PowerCenter, run the following command:
    pmrep upgradeSqlServerConnection
  • If you are using the Informatica platform, run the following command:
    infacmd.sh isp upgradeSQLSConnection
After you run the upgrade command, you must set the environment variable on each machine that hosts the Developer tool and on the machine that hosts Informatica services in the following format:
ODBCINST=<INFA_HOME>/ODBC7.1/odbcinst.ini
After you set the environment variable, you must restart the node that hosts the Informatica services.
For specific connectivity instructions, see the database documentation.