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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. Mass Ingestion Service
  10. Metadata Access Service
  11. Metadata Manager Service
  12. Model Repository Service
  13. PowerCenter Integration Service
  14. PowerCenter Integration Service Architecture
  15. High Availability for the PowerCenter Integration Service
  16. PowerCenter Repository Service
  17. PowerCenter Repository Management
  18. PowerExchange Listener Service
  19. PowerExchange Logger Service
  20. SAP BW Service
  21. Search Service
  22. System Services
  23. Test Data Manager Service
  24. Test Data Warehouse Service
  25. Web Services Hub
  26. Application Service Upgrade
  27. Application Service Databases
  28. Connecting to Databases from Windows
  29. Connecting to Databases from UNIX
  30. 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.