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OTBL connections

OTBL connections

(OP)
I'm trying to get the OTBL/ODBC connections working so I can query our BIS server from other database tools.

I have set up a table registration in BIS using OTBL and have installed the client ODBC tools. The connection I set up using the following details:

Datasource name: Test
Description:
Resource name: <site letter to connect to>
Login User ID:
Host name or IP: <IP address of our BIS server>
Server port: 1802

I have tried a 'new database query' from Excel and, following the advise from the BIS ODBC server help file, keyed my username and department in the userID field and my password in the password field.

The help file said the following:

Quote:


Enter the following

Your System data source name in the Data Source field.

Your user-id and department number in the User ID field.

Your password in the Password field.

I cannot get a connection though. I have tried my username and department with a space between them and without but cannot get it to work.

Can anyone help???

 

RE: OTBL connections

The steps involved include:
* Installing the BIS OCBC driver called UnisDB32
* Using the 32-bit ODBC Administrator to define the Datasource
(see the attached Unite presentation from 2004)
* Using Unisys supplied OTBL to define Tables to ODBC
(not very elegant or intuitive, the CIBER version is better)
* From Excel or a program, open the datasource and submit the
query

ODBC is slow and unreliable. I would recommend that you use VB and COM or Java and BISRA.

Jerry Merrill
jerry.merrill@ciber-az.com

RE: OTBL connections

(OP)
Thanks for that.

I have done all of the steps you mentioned, I do now have an open ticket wirh Unisys and am awaiting an answer.

I couldn't open the attachment, perhaps you'd post again?

I'm interested in knowing more about BISRA, perhaps you could enlighten me???

 

RE: OTBL connections

Any word when the 64-bit version os BIS will support ODBC/OtBL?

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