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  1. Installation Overview
  2. Before You Install the Services
  3. Service Installation
  4. After You Install the Services
  5. Client Installation
  6. Uninstallation
  7. Starting and Stopping Informatica Services
  8. Connecting to Databases from Windows
  9. Connecting to Databases from UNIX
  10. Updating the DynamicSections Parameter of a DB2 Database
  11. Installation and Configuration Checklist
  12. Split Domain Configuration for Metadata Manager

Installation and Configuration Guide

Installation and Configuration Guide

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.