DB2 in AS/400 to Oracle?
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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
There isn't one directly (yet??) ---
However, you can try the ODBC Migration Utility --- it should be able to
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!
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
Its at http://technet.oracle.com/
Technologies --> Migration Toolkits --> OBBC/CLIPPER/PARADOX
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
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
I can send you code to generate CTL files automatically.
write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Written on 2/04/2001