IBM Data Server Drivers (Db2 Connect Client)



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Db2 Connect Client provides connectivity to mainframe and databases from Linux, UNIX, and Windows operating systems. You can connect to Db2® databases on the z/OS®, IBM® i, VSE, and VM operating systems and on IBM Power Systems hardware. You can also connect to databases that you did not create by using IBM products if they are Distributed Relational Database Architecture™ (DRDA) compliant.

Types of Db2 Connect Client drivers

1) IBM Data Server Driver Package (DS driver)
2) IBM Data Server Driver for JDBC and SQLJ
3) IBM Data Server Driver for ODBC and CLI
4) IBM Data Server Provider for .NET
5) IBM Data Server Provide for .NET Core
6) IBM Data Server Provide for .NET EFCore
7) IBM Database Add-Ins for Visual Studio (VSAI)
8) Open Source Drivers and Frameworks (Go, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, R, Ruby, Swift, Kotlin, Scala etc)
9) IBM Data Server Runtime Client
10) IBM Data Server Client

For more detail, please refer Getting started with IBM Data Server Drivers

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  • This was exactly the problem for us as well. Thanks for the solution Shaun, saved us a ton of time. For reference, for anyone else - this was on an Azure VM. We had .NET Core 3.1 installed, but needed the Visual Studio 2013 Redistributable package as ...

  • There are all sorts of answers online on this topic, but nothing really fantastic for a full guide. For us, the problem ended up being Visual Studio 2013 Redistributable missing, but given you're in a Linux environment that may not help you. Do you have ...

  • We are trying to connect DB2 on from netcore 3.1 console app and running the code on Docker( Linux OS) We are receiving the following error There are no context policies. Function: AESEncryptADONET (Encryption Info) CallStack: at System.Environment.get_StackTrace() ...

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  • VS Code extension for Db2 DevOps experience shilu mathai | Aug 30 2019 | Visits (691) This document provides the steps to install the Db2 DevOps VS Code extension. It also provides the steps to use the extension. Install ...

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  • The article lists the basic information needed to use the Db2 .NET Driver packages. The write up captures the important information on choosing the Db2 .NET drivers, downloading and configuring them for first use. The document will not go into any specific ...

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