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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

Rules and Guidelines for Microsoft SQL Server

Rules and Guidelines for Microsoft SQL Server

Consider the following rules and guidelines when you configure ODBC connectivity to a Microsoft SQL Server database:
  • If you want to use a Microsoft SQL Server connection without using a Data Source Name (DSN less connection), you must configure the odbcinst.ini environment variable.
  • If you are using a DSN connection, you must add the entry "EnableQuotedIdentifiers=1" to the ODBC DSN. If you do not add the entry, data preview and mapping run fail.
  • You can use the Microsoft SQL Server NTLM authentication on a DSN less Microsoft SQL Server connection on the Microsoft Windows platform.
  • If the Microsoft SQL Server table contains a UUID data type and if you are reading data from an SQL table and writing data to a flat file, the data format might not be consistent between the OLE DB and ODBC connection types.
  • You cannot use SSL connection on a DSN less connection. If you want to use SSL, you must use the DSN connection. Enable the Use DSN option and configure the SSL options in the odbc.ini file.
  • If the Microsoft SQL Server uses Kerberos authentication, you must set the GSSClient property to point to the Informatica Kerberos libraries. Use the following path and filename:
    <Informatica installation directory>/server/bin/libgssapi_krb5.so.2.
    Create an entry for the GSSClient property in the DSN entries section in
    odbc.ini
    for a DSN connection or in the SQL Server wire protocol section in
    odbcinst.ini
    for a connection that does not use DSN.