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how to run dbaccess on pc to access informix server.

tigerjaz
Occasional Advisor

how to run dbaccess on pc to access informix server.

I can run X_manager on my PC,but don't use command:dbaccess to access informix server.
prompt:The type of your terminal is unknown
to the system.

how can I do ?
laomao
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Victor Geere
Frequent Advisor

Re: how to run dbaccess on pc to access informix server.

I installed the client software (for my PC os) locally on my workstation and access the server remotely.
I thought that I was because I had thought.
Ruediger Noack
Valued Contributor

Re: how to run dbaccess on pc to access informix server.

Informix. Long time ago.
So far I remember Informix uses a own termcap file. You have to set your TERM variable to a appropriate value of this file. Or you have to define your own entry in this termcap file.
Sorry I don't remember all the exact names of Informix vars.

Ruediger
Steve Lewis
Honored Contributor

Re: how to run dbaccess on pc to access informix server.

Assuming that you can run xterm or hpterm through your X manager and that you get a $ prompt. This is for korn shell:
export INFORMIXDIR=[dir where its installed]
export TERM=xterm
export TERMCAP=$INFORMIXDIR/etc/termcap
dbaccess

Then you should be in.

If you want a GUI to run/edit SQL from, then you can either install the EICC PC software from the IDS cd and run sqleditor (windows executable). Or you can install an informix ODBC driver onto your PC (the informix one is free to download as part of client-sdk) and use MS tools or whatever else you want.