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BDC Connection problem with IBM ISeries OLE DB Provider

  Asked By: Kimberlee    Date: May 09    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2505

since 2 weeks I'm trying to use data from our legacy IBM ISeries server via BDC in Sharepoint and I already came quite far ... but now I'm facing the following problem.

After I sucessfully created my application definition file and imported to the Shared Services Provider I use a business data list webpart to display and when it's trying to connect I receive "Unable to connect to {MyInstance}".

In the log-file I find:

08/22/2009 23:06:40.66 w3wp.exe (0x0990), 0x04BC SharePoint Portal Server, Business Data, 0,

Critical Could not open connection using 'provider=IBMDA400.DataSource.1;data source=A2241AS2;password=****;user id=einfalts;initial catalog=A2241AS2;default collection=AASDTESP;integrated security=False;persist security info=false' in App Domain '/LM/W3SVC/1753196830/Root-1-128954486970287400'. The full exception text is: Fehler bei einem aus mehreren Schritten bestehenden OLE DB-Vorgang. Prüfen Sie die einzelnen OLE DB-Statuswerte, falls vorhanden. Daten wurden nicht verarbeitet . (In English: Multiple-step OLE DB operation generated errors. Check each OLE DB status value, if available. No work was done. )

So basically that is not too surprising because of the fact that the OLE DB Provider that I'm using DOESN'T support the parameters "Integrated Security" and "Persist Security Info" and I also do not have to use them when I'm creating my app-def-file with the MOSS BDC Design Studio.

So I googled the problem and found that this problem can relate to a missing registry key for the data provider. Here's microsofts suggestion:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/269495/EN-US/

I inserted the OLEDB_SERVICES registry keys .... but UNFORTUNATLY THIS DOESN'T CHANGE ANYTHING ...

I cannot find any other hints ... can someone help ?

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Answer #1    Answered By: Tanisha Rowe     Answered On: May 09

not with the OLE DB driver but with the ISeries Access Driver for ODBC. In the meanwhile I also created  a SQL-linked server. That way it was working as well ... but now I don't have to worry about the continuous actualization of the linked server  and also this would mean redundant data  storage ..

 
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