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Setting Up DB2 Connect
To set up DB2 Connect, follow the instructions in this section that apply to your chosen DB2 Connect configuration.
- Define a database alias. Define a database alias with the appropriate connection information for your database. This alias is the connect string that you specify when you install the Siebel Server. Record the connect string in the copy you made of Deployment Planning Worksheet.
To define your database alias, use the DB2 Client Configuration Assistant or the DB2 Command Line Processor. For more information, refer to the vendor documentation on the IBM Web site.
- Enable ODBC. Enable ODBC to point to DB2 for z/OS.
To enable ODBC to point to DB2, use the DB2 Client Configuration Assistant's BIND option to bind the CLI/ODBC Support packages. Make sure that the authid has sufficient authority to bind these packages (BINDADD).