Easysoft ODBC-DB2 Driver User's Guide - Preface
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This manual is intended for use by anyone who wants to install the Easysoft ODBC-DB2 Driver, configure it, and then access DB2 data sources from an ODBC-enabled application.
The Unix-based sections require experience of using Unix shell commands. You need to be able to do basic tasks such as editing text files. More complex tasks are described in detail, but it helps to understand how your system handles dynamic linking of shared objects.
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Introduces the Easysoft ODBC-DB2 Driver.
Explains how to install the Easysoft ODBC-DB2 Driver.
Explains how to configure the Easysoft ODBC-DB2 Driver.
Technical Reference and Glossary.
Throughout this manual, Windows refers generically to Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, 2003 Server, Vista, 2008 server, 7 or 8, which are trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. The X Window system is specifically excluded from this and is referred to as The X Window System or just X.
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