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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. Data Privacy Management Service
  12. Enterprise Data Preparation Service
  13. Interactive Data Preparation Service
  14. Informatica Cluster Service
  15. Mass Ingestion Service
  16. Metadata Access Service
  17. Metadata Manager Service
  18. Model Repository Service
  19. PowerCenter Integration Service
  20. PowerCenter Integration Service Architecture
  21. High Availability for the PowerCenter Integration Service
  22. PowerCenter Repository Service
  23. PowerCenter Repository Management
  24. PowerExchange Listener Service
  25. PowerExchange Logger Service
  26. SAP BW Service
  27. Search Service
  28. System Services
  29. Test Data Manager Service
  30. Test Data Warehouse Service
  31. Web Services Hub
  32. Application Service Upgrade
  33. Appendix A: Application Service Databases
  34. Appendix B: Connecting to Databases from Windows
  35. Appendix C: Connecting to Databases from UNIX or Linux
  36. Appendix D: 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.
To connect to the Azure Microsoft SQL Server database, 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.