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WebSphere support for MS JDBC 2.0 driver RRS feed

  • Question

  • IBM does not list the 2.0 MS JDBC driver as being supported under WebSphere 7.0, but only the 1.2 driver.  How and when will the 2.0 driver be supported in a WebSphere connection pool?
    Monday, June 15, 2009 8:23 PM

Answers

  • Unfortunately, this is not the appropriate forum for this question as the decision of when and how to support the 2.0 driver in WebSphere is purely within IBM's purview.  The forum below should be the proper venue for the question, and should have people available who can speak to this question.

    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/wsdd_forums.jspa

    Thanks,

    John
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    Monday, June 15, 2009 9:29 PM
    Moderator
  • As you've now learned (as we've seen in another thread), JDBC 2.0 is supported on WAS 7.0. John is correct though, the choice to not certify JDBC 2.0 for WAS 7.0 is an IBM policy. When IBM releases a major version they will certify our latest JDBC version. That's why JDBC 1.2 is certified for WAS 7.0. After that, IBM just claims forward support for later released versions. Thus, since WAS 7.0 was already released and already certified for 1.2, they offer support 2.0 and not certification. They do not believe there are major changes between 1.2 and 2.0.
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Thursday, July 2, 2009 9:34 PM

All replies

  • Unfortunately, this is not the appropriate forum for this question as the decision of when and how to support the 2.0 driver in WebSphere is purely within IBM's purview.  The forum below should be the proper venue for the question, and should have people available who can speak to this question.

    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/wsdd_forums.jspa

    Thanks,

    John
    This post is provided 'as is' and confers no express or implied warranties or rights.
    Monday, June 15, 2009 9:29 PM
    Moderator
  • I thought Microsoft might have some leverage with IBM.  I have posted it in the WebSphere "Connectivity: Files, RDBMS, mainframe" forum at https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=266212&tstart=0:
    Monday, June 15, 2009 9:58 PM
  • As you've now learned (as we've seen in another thread), JDBC 2.0 is supported on WAS 7.0. John is correct though, the choice to not certify JDBC 2.0 for WAS 7.0 is an IBM policy. When IBM releases a major version they will certify our latest JDBC version. That's why JDBC 1.2 is certified for WAS 7.0. After that, IBM just claims forward support for later released versions. Thus, since WAS 7.0 was already released and already certified for 1.2, they offer support 2.0 and not certification. They do not believe there are major changes between 1.2 and 2.0.
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Thursday, July 2, 2009 9:34 PM