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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

Database Connect Strings

Database Connect Strings

When you create a database connection, specify a connect string for that connection. The Metadata Manager Service uses the connect string to create a connection object to the Metadata Manager repository database in the PowerCenter repository.
The following table lists the native connect string syntax for each supported database:
Database
Connect String Syntax
Example
IBM DB2
dbname
mydatabase
Microsoft SQL Server
servername
@
dbname
sqlserver@mydatabase
If you do not specify the connect string in the syntax specified, you must specify the ODBC entry specified for the data source.
Oracle
dbname
.world (same as TNSNAMES entry)
oracle.world
The Metadata Manager Service uses the DataDirect drivers included with the Informatica installation. Informatica does not support the use of any other database driver.