A Primer on Using DB2 with .NET

Monday Jun 23rd 2003 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

Learn how to access IBM's DB2 with Microsoft's .NET. Discover what techniques work best, what functionality to expect, and how to avoid problems. Vendor lock-in? Who's ever heard of such a thing?

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Working with DB2, from a .NET application developer's perspective, is just like working with any other relational database. One can find endless examples of how to perform databases tasks (from the mundane to the interesting) for Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle, but there is not as much similar documentation for accessing DB2 from Microsoft technologies, including .NET.

A developer currently has different access techniques to programmatically connect .NET programming clients to DB2. For each of these the code is basically the same thanks to the providers involved, but some interesting limitations exist that you should consider.

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