December 8, 2011

IBM Informix - IBM Optim: HowTo

IBM Informix - IBM Optim - How To, is the first of the two parts, that describes how one can integrate IBM Informix with IBM Optim and get started to reap the benefits of this integrated model. The visual demo also includes an illustration on using IBM Optim Data Growth Management

Don't get to see IDS v11.xx support on RSA v8.0 ?

Don't be surprised if you don't get to see support of IDS v11.xx drivers in the drop down menu, while creating a new connection profile using Informix on Rational Software Architect v8.0

You will get to see the listing as shown in the image below, if you have chosen to default installation of RSA v8.0

Starting with v8.0, the Rational Software Architect product has decided to bundle the driver support ( Informix v11.xx is part of it ) as a separate add-on, which needs to be chosen ( selecting the check box ) during the installation process of RSA v8.0

The following image provides you a snap shot of the RSA v8.0 installation window. Navigate to the check box, as shown and enable it, to have the v11.xx support on RSA v8.0

Choose IBM Rational Software Architect --> Code Development and Quality Tools --> Data Tools

Once the said option is chosen, complete the installation. Open up the RSA v8.0 application and choose to create 'New Profile'. Now, you get to see the support for Informix JDBC driver and IBM Data Server Driver for JDBC and SQLJ for the versions IDS v11.10 and IDS v11.50 listed in the drop down menu.

The following image depicts the same

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