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Toad for Analysts - Connecting to DB2 on OS/400 (iSeries)


#1

I just downloaded Toad for Data Analsysts (v. 2.5.1.952 - Freeware) and was trying to connect to DB2 on OS/400 (iSeries). Tried to set up a connection - got the following Error Message - “[ShowCase Corp.][Showcase ODBC Driver][OS/400]TOAD is not installed or not license for this system.”
Any ideas/suggestions/questions/etc. would be appreciated.


#2

I believe the issue is that SPSS (before it became a part of IBM) tied the ODBC drivers to their product. Because of this, you will only be able to use those drivers with that specific product.

I would recommend going to the IBM website and looking for the iSeries Client Access ODBC driver for use with TDA.


#3

Thank you,
It is weird though, because even the Microsoft products are OK using the ODBC driver I have installed - “Client Acess ODBC Driver (32-bit), Version 11.00.09.00, by IBM Corporation, file name CWBODBC.DLL dated 3/9/2007”. I was able to successfully connect and query this same database using the same driver with the Microsoft ADODB.Connection - the actuial ADO connection string is “Driver={iSeries Access ODBC Driver};”.

I’ll try and get the following evaluated and installed - from ftp.software.ibm.com:
/as400/products/clientaccess/win32/v5r1m0/servicepack/si11806/SI11806.EXE
although I am not quite sure if that’s what’s needed.


#4

I’m a bit confused. What you have installed (“Client Acess ODBC Driver (32-bit), Version 11.00.09.00, by IBM Corporation, file name CWBODBC.DLL dated 3/9/2007”) is not the same as the driver that is throwing the error ([ShowCase Corp.][Showcase ODBC Driver][OS/400]). Did you select the correct driver in TDA?

Errors from the Client Access driver tend to look like, “[IBM][iSeries Access ODBC Driver][DB2 UDB]”.

You should be able to connect just fine in TDA with the Client Access ODBC driver that you have installed.

Message was edited by: MichaelG


#5

Thank you. This prompted me to check everything again. And I found out that TDA was actuall trying to use Showcase ODBC driver - not IBM Client Access. Creating another entry in the ODBC solved it.
Thanks again.


#6

No problem, glad to hear it is working for you now.