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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.
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:
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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.
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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.