• Subject: Re: 32-bit ODBC
  • From: gay@xxxxxxx (Gay Katilius)
  • Date: Tue, 04 Nov 1997 14:05:19 -0800

Hit Software <http://www.hit.com> has both 16-bit and 32-bit versions of its ODBC driver for the AS400, HS*ODBC/400. Within the next two weeks, HiT will release a native TCP/IP version. Currently, the driver runs with TCP/IP via MPTN to Anynet.

>At 05:14 PM 11/2/97 -0600, Joe Teff wrote:
>>We will be upgrading all PC's that still run Windows 3x to Windows 95 in
>the near future. At that time, we will want to upgrade all of the ODBC
>drivers from 16-bit to 32-bit and change our quote program to VB 5.0. The
>PCs and AS/400 are connected by Ethernet and Netsoft. The AS/400 is at V3R1
>but will be upgraded to V3R2 in the near future. I'm looking for
>recommendations for 32-bit ODBC drivers as far as speed, reliability,
>efficiency and ease of use. Thanks.
>
>We're using CA95/NT for this. The ODBC driver, IMO, is very good. It's ODBC
>level2 compliant, it can handle 16-bit ODBC, it takes advantage of SQL
>packages on the 400, to improve performance. The main drawback is that it
>can't be installed independently—you have to install at least the Base
>component of CA.
>
>In addition, it is basically free with OS/400 v3r7 and later. With v3r2or
>less, once you've paid for one license per 400, you can install
>non-licensed parts of CA all you want.
>
>BTW, I can't recommend strongly enough that you move to TCP/IP
>connectivity. It's native on both Win95 and the 400. OTOH, CA supports
>native IPX connectivity, too, as does the 400 now.
>
>HTH
>

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