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Eric Sexton
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Joined: Sep 12, 2003
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My new place of employment has their database on a Mainframe. All of the data access is done through these propietary methods that are quite cumbersome. In fact they cannot really be reused in other situations. Are there drivers that work on the mainframe? I would love to be able to take sql statements and just feed them in.
Joe Ess
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JDBC drivers are usually written by DB vendors or third parties. Consult your database vednor's website or Google for the name of your database and "JDBC"


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Steve Schowiak
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Is the mainframe being used for batch jobs or for real-time queries? If batch, you could insert steps in the job stream somewhere that calls a program that will just read the database and re-write data to a simple sequential file. You can use that file for use with just about anything else. If it's a real-time transaction scenario, then it's more problematic.


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