• Subject: RE: AS400....is it really "Open" - Answers
  • From: "Walden H. Leverich" <WaldenL@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 10:37:03 -0400

Jeff,

OK, Where are the AS/400 based drivers that will allow me to access
SQLServer data from my AS/400? I've seen _many_ ways to connect TO the
as/400 from the outside world, but not too many ways to connect FROM the
as/400 to the outside.

-Walden

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeffrey Silberberg [mailto:jsilberberg@mindspring.com]
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2001 9:19 AM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: Re: AS400....is it really "Open" - Answers


Ray,

        Excuse me but, BULL  !!  The ability is in the iSeries/400 and has
been there for a long time with the DRDA services !  All you need is the
appropriate driver for the DB you want to access.  This is no different than
Windows, or most Unix boxes.  If I want my Windows box to talk to something
I need the Windows ODBC software installation, and then I need the driver
for the database. Rather it be MS Access, MYSql, PostgreSQL, Oracle, Sybase
or DB2/400 installed into the ODBC Manager and properly defined through a
half dozen panels.  This is not much different than what you need to do on
the iSeries/400 with DRDA  !!

Jeffrey M. Silberberg
Independent Consultant
CompuDesigns, Inc.
(770) 399-9464

AS SOON AS I KNOW THE ANSWERS
THEY CHANGE THE QUESTIONS

----- Original Message -----
From: <ray@esprinkle.cc>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2001 6:58 AM
Subject: RE: AS400....is it really "Open" - Answers


> "Openness" implies a two-way street. Seamless data
> access across disparate systems has been a goal
> in IT for years. And other manufacturers have been
> able to do these things for a long time. Everyone that
> is but us.
>
> I don't know who in IBM decided to restrict
> our ability to get over the wall. But we shouldn't
> even be having this discourse. The ability to access
> data from SQL Server, or any other platform for that
> matter, should be as common place as reading a file
> with RPG.
>
> But as you can see from this thread, how to do so
> isn't common knowledge.
>
> Thanks everyone for the leads.....we might just get over
> this hurdle yet. Yep, I'm optimistic !!!
>
> R.Sprinkle
> www.eSprinkle.cc
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
> [mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of James W. Kilgore
> Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2001 10:03 AM
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Re: AS400....is it really "Open" - Answers
>
>
> Thanks for the links, John.
>
> I would like to remind the original poster of the "openness" question
> that "openness" is measured in other platforms ability to access the
> AS/400 resources.
>
> So if you are on *nix or Winxx can you access a file on the AS/400 or
> use it's printer.  If so, the AS/400 is "open" to the outside world.
>
> John Myers - MM wrote:
> >
> > >But nothing has been done to allow us to access
> > >data from another systems database....such as
> > >SQLServer.
> >
> > Ray,
> >
> > My company has this problem regularly ... we must interface our AS/400
> > motor vehicle systems with multiple servers for different customers.
> >
> > DRDA is the way to get it done.  The "hitch" is that you need to get the
> > DRDA drivers for the DBMS that you are trying to access.  For example,
> for:
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