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Quick Beginnings for DB2 Extended Enterprise Edition for UNIX

Chapter 14. Configuring Client-to-Server Communications Using the CCA

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The information in this section describes how to use the Client Configuration Assistant to configure OS/2, Windows 95, and Windows NT workstations to access remote DB2 Universal Database servers.

To configure all other clients, see Chapter 15. "Configuring Client-to-Server Communications Using the Command Line Processor".

Use the Client Configuration Assistant to configure your OS/2, Windows 95, or Windows NT client workstation to access remote DB2 servers. The Client Configuration Assistant provides three configuration methods: one makes use of a server's access profile, one searches the network for databases, and one requires that you enter the database name and the communication protocol values of the DB2 server.

Perform the following steps to configure your workstation to access remote servers:

  1. Start the Client Configuration Assistant (CCA).

    For OS/2:
    Double-click on the Client Configuration Assistant icon, located in the DB2 for OS/2 folder.

    For Windows 95 or Windows NT:
    Click on Start and select Programs->DB2 for Windows->Client Configuration Assistant.

    The Welcome panel opens each time you start the CCA, until you have added at least one database to your client.

  2. Click on the Add Database or Add push button to configure connections using the Add Database SmartGuide. Choose one of the following configuration methods:

  3. To specify the database alias name or to add a description, click on the Next push button. If you do not specify a database alias name, the default will be the same as the database name.

  4. If you want to run ODBC-enabled applications, click on the Next push button. If you do not plan to use ODBC, click on the Done push button to finish using the Add Database SmartGuide and proceed to Step 6.

  5. If you are using ODBC applications, select the Register this database for ODBC check box, select the radio button that describes the type of data source that you want to register this database as, and select the application that you want to use from the Application drop down box. Click on the Done push button to finish using the Add Database SmartGuide.

  6. The Confirmation window opens. Click on the Test Connection push button to test the connection to the specified database.

  7. Enter your user ID and password to access the database and click on OK. If the connection is successful, a message confirming the connection appears. If the connection fails, click on the Help push button for more information. If you require additional information, refer to the Troubleshooting Guide.

  8. You are now able to use the database. If you want to access another database, select the Add Another push button. To finish using the Add Database SmartGuide, click on the Close push button.

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