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Language: Enterprise
Expertise: Beginner
Mar 20, 2001

DB2 in AS/400 to Oracle?

Hi all,

DB2 in AS/400 to Oracle?

 

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Question:

Hi all,
My client want to migrate DB/2 for AS/400 to Oracle 8i/9i. Is there any migration toolkit to do this?
And which file format does Oracle import utility supported?
I'm looking for your reply
Eric

 

Comment:

There isn't one directly (yet??) ---

However, you can try the ODBC Migration Utility --- it should be able to connect...

Another option might be to utilize the Oracle Transparent Gateway product to connect the oracle database
to the db2/400 database....

Take a look at the manual: Oracle8i Distributed Database Systems
Chapter 6, Oracle Heterogeneous Services Concepts

This looks like it is more labor intensive of a conversion method -- but it beats doing everything from
scratch with csv files and sqlldr!

dBalski

 

Comment:

Thanks for your help!
What is 'ODBC Migration Utility'? I try to find it from Oracle's website but I couldn't. Is it a third
party tool?
Eric

 

Comment:

Its at http://technet.oracle.com/
Technologies --> Migration Toolkits -->  OBBC/CLIPPER/PARADOX

dBalaski

 

 

Proposed Answer:

ODBC is a neat solution but is very slow. It is good to use the native drivers for migration.

If your migration is a one time process then no use buying the costly open gateway or migration utility
for DB2.

I'll suggest a clean and cost effective approach.

Export the data from DB2 to ASCII text files using the export command.

create the tables in the oracle schema with the same structure as that of DB2 (you can get the SQL script
from DB2 and execute at oracle)

Then use the SQL Loader tool of Oracle (it comes with Oracle) to load the ASCII text files to the database,
for SQL Loader you will have to write the control (.CTL) files. which is not very huge task and can be
done easily.

I can send you code to generate CTL files automatically.

write to me at arun@ggn.aithent.com

 

Comment:

Hi --
The Migration Utility for Oracle is FREE from oracle.. In fact, the Migration Utility is bundled with
the 8i  Server & client release CDs.

I agree the native drivers would be faster, however, ODBC migration utility would be far faster than
the using the SQL*Loader utility....

BTW -- POST the CTL files instead of sending them -- it is unfair to others would like to view the solution.

dBalaski

 

Written on 2/04/2001

Eric
 
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