Is this funny or not?
Quick backstory: I'm the webdev/LAMP guy here, and I'm working on getting our E-Learning and intranet stuff to talk to the iSeries/AS400 (whatever IBM calls them now) minicomputer. Only Rumba, the package/driver we use, won't ODBC. I call the tech support line, and the guy explains that IBM basically broke ODBC when they upgraded to OS/500 R5.
Sorry, OS/400 R5.
Call IBM they may have a workaround
They do, I'm just amazed that they'd ship their software when it didn't work. It seems like a bad way to do business.
Seems to work for a lot of companies.
At the risk of sticking my neck out and ending up revealing my lack of Phat Skilz, I've spent the last six months working on a project that gets data out of AS/400 X V5R1 for a web based workflow application using the ODBC driver that ships with Client Access V5R1. Andrew, if you care to elaborate on the trouble you're having I would be happy to pitch in anything I've learned during the process.
BTW, I am aware that the M in LAMP stands for MySQL, but from your original post it sounded like you aren't factoring MySQL into this particular solution. I spoke of MSSQL, not because I don't like MySQL (I love it), but MSSQL has linked servers and DTS, which saved our bacon on the project in question.
"I'm just amazed that they'd ship their software when it didn't work. It seems like a bad way to do business."
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