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Utilize gateway information retrieved from DB2 UDB JDBC connect info object to decide whether to prompt user for Gateway machine info.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031858D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Oct-14
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Oct-14
Document File: 1 page(s) / 28K

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IBM

Abstract

Utilizing DB2 UDB JDBC Connect on Gateway Machine information To Decide Whether To Ask User For Actual Machine Information Where a Database Resides

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Utilize gateway information retrieved from DB 2 UDB JDBC connect info object to decide whether to prompt user for Gateway machine info .

Disclosed is the graphic user interface utilization of the externalized gateway connection information by DB2 UDB V8.2 JDBC Connect to decide whether to display questions about the machine on which a target database actually resides.

DB2 UDB V8.1 Replication Center (RC) displays dialogs which ask user for whether a database is connected through a gateway machine regardless whether the database is or is not connected through a gateway. This is a usability problem to the users because when asked most of the users assume that they need to provide something. Typical users of RC do not usually have that information and hence need to check with their system programmers or database administrators. This creates unnecessary work to the users and make it appeared that RC requires advance knowledge to use.

Starting DB2 UDB V 8.2, JDBC connection function externalizes a flag indicating whether a database is connected through a gateway Replication Center GUI accesses DB2 UDB Java DB2Connection object of a database (or Replication server) and calls theisDB2GatewayConnection method which returns the boolean value TRUE when the database is connected through a gateway machine. When the value is TRUE, RC dialogs display or enable controls and entry fields requesting user inputs of the machine where the database actually resides.

By only asking th...