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PowerBuilder 9: Advanced Client/Server Development by Millard F. Brown, Bruce Armstrong

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Chapter 15. IBM Informix

Jim O’Neil

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Connecting to Informix

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Data Types

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Using Stored Procedures

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Outer Join Syntax

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Logging Modes

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PowerBuilder offers developers four specific connectivity options for IBM Informix databases:

  • Third-party Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) drivers

  • Third-party Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) drivers

  • Third-party OLE-DB providers

  • The “native” driver available in the PowerBuilder Enterprise version

In this chapter, we will focus on the last option by discussing connectivity requirements, Informix-specific data type processing, ...

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