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Hi All,

We would like to use WebFocus to extract data from a mySQL database that resides on a Linux based webserver as easily as grabbing data from . Our reporting server is running on a MS Windows Server 2003 machine.

Is it possible to create an adapter and read mySQL files on the Linux box? Or do we need some other software like iWay or something.


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I'm sorry. I pushed the send button without saying "so long" or anything!

Thanks,

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You can use the standard mySql adaptor. Download the JDBC drivers for MySQL and make sure they are on the WF Reporting server's classpath. When you configure the adaptor, you identify the server name in the URL ... like:

jdbc:mysql://lynx-host-name:3306/ibi

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Great! It sound's like something we can do. Thanks for your help.

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As per dhagen's response, you will need to set up the JDBC drivers for MySQL.

You can get more detailed info on setting up the JDBC driver and the data adapter at http://documentation.informationbuilders.com/masterinde...etail.asp?docid=2117

Chapter 38 is the one you want, although this doco is for 76x, most if not all of it holds true for 71x (I could find the URL for the 71x version)

Cheers

Stu


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Or do we need some other software like iWay or something.


This doesn't require additional software, but unless your are already licensed for the JDBC MySQL adapter on your Windows server, you WILL need an additional license for that adapter.


Regards,

Darin



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Good point Darin. Thanks for pointing that out. I'll inform our infrastructure group.

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Thank you for the detailed response Stu. JDBC is completely new to me and I wasn't aware of the accompanying documentation. But that's kindof how WebFocus/Focus is: lot's of power but you need to figure out how to use it.

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