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  1. Preface
  2. Analyst Service
  3. Catalog Service
  4. Content Management Service
  5. Data Integration Service
  6. Data Integration Service Architecture
  7. Data Integration Service Management
  8. Data Integration Service Grid
  9. Data Integration Service REST API
  10. Data Integration Service Applications
  11. Enterprise Data Preparation Service
  12. Interactive Data Preparation Service
  13. Informatica Cluster Service
  14. Mass Ingestion Service
  15. Metadata Access Service
  16. Metadata Manager Service
  17. Model Repository Service
  18. PowerCenter Integration Service
  19. PowerCenter Integration Service Architecture
  20. High Availability for the PowerCenter Integration Service
  21. PowerCenter Repository Service
  22. PowerCenter Repository Management
  23. PowerExchange Listener Service
  24. PowerExchange Logger Service
  25. SAP BW Service
  26. Search Service
  27. System Services
  28. Test Data Manager Service
  29. Test Data Warehouse Service
  30. Web Services Hub
  31. Application Service Upgrade
  32. Application Service Databases
  33. Connecting to Databases from Windows
  34. Connecting to Databases from UNIX or Linux
  35. Updating the DynamicSections Parameter of a DB2 Database

Configuring Native Connectivity

Configuring Native Connectivity

You can configure native connectivity to the Microsoft SQL Server database by using the ODBC (default) or OLEDB provider types.
If you choose the ODBC provider type, you can enable the Use DSN option to use the DSN configured in the Microsoft ODBC Administrator as the connect string. If you do not enable the Use DSN option, you must specify the server name and database name in the connection properties.
If you choose the OLEDB provider type, you must install the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client to configure native connectivity to the Microsoft SQL Server database. If you cannot connect to the database, verify that you correctly entered all of the connectivity information.
You can download the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client from the following Microsoft website: http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=29065.
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
For specific connectivity instructions, see the database documentation.