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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

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.