Informix OLE DB Provider Guide

These topics describe the software requirements for using HCL Informix® OLE DB Provider, show how to install and configure the provider for your use, and explain how to use Informix OLE DB Provider to enable client applications, such as ActiveX Data Object (ADO) applications and web pages, to access data on the Informix server.

This information is intended for
  • Database administrators who install and configure HCL Informix database servers, databases, and connectivity products
  • Developers who write applications with HCL Informix OLE DB Provider
These topics are written with the assumption that you have the following background:
  • A working knowledge of your computer, your operating system, and the utilities that your operating system provides
  • Some experience with Microsoft™ OLE DB
  • Some experience working with relational databases or exposure to database concepts
To use the HCL Informix OLE DB Provider, you must run on one of these supported operating systems:
  • Microsoft Windows NT™ Version 4.0 with Service Pack 4 or later
  • Microsoft Windows™ 2003 Server, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, or Microsoft Windows Vista

For information about software compatibility, see the Informix Client SDK release notes.

You can access the Informix information centers and other technical information such as technotes, white papers, and IBM® Redbooks® publications online at

These topics are taken from IBM Informix OLE DB Provider Programmer's Guide.