Preparing the SQLBase Environment

How to:

In order to use the Adapter for SQLBase, you must install the SQLBase driver, set its CLASSPATH value before server startup, and ensure that the JSCOM3 service is running.

The Adapter for SQLBase only supports access to U.S. databases.

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Procedure: How to Set Up the Environment on Windows and UNIX
  1. Identify the location of the SQLBase Driver files by adding them to the environment variable CLASSPATH before server startup.

    For example, to set a UNIX or IBM i location for some JDBC Driver files to /usr/driver_files/mydriver.jar, issue the commands:

    export CLASSPATH

    Similarly, on Windows, you would issue the command:

    set CLASSPATH=c:\usr\driver_files\mydriver.jar:%CLASSPATH%

    Note that if you run the server workspace as a Windows service, you must set the CLASSPATH as a system-wide environment variable.

    Similarly, on UNIX, to ensure that the variable is set before server startup, add the CLASSPATH setting in your UNIX profile.

  2. Start (or restart) the server.

    (Note that you also need to restart the server if the driver has changed.)

  3. Verify that the JSCOM3 service is active by issuing the following command in the server workspace
    edastart -show

    and check the special services section displays "JSCOM3 active".

    If the JSCOM3 service is not active, a "fail to start" message will typically also be in the server's EDAPRINT. To resolve the problem, review the JDBC listener requirements in the chapter for your operating system in the Server Installation manual.