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Status Future consideration
Workspace App Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 9, 2012

Update Broker System Trace to include value of ODBCINI and the real error behind issues reading odbc.ini

In troubleshooting a problem connecting to MS SQL Server we performed a system trace. The trace provided the following error information:

DatabaseException BIP2347E: Database error: SQL State ''IM002''; Native Error Code ''0''; Error Text 'System information file not found. Please check the ODBCINI and the ODBCSYSINI environment variables are correctly set.'

The issue was not what the Error indicated. The file did exist and the ODBCINI variable was set correctly. The issue was that the file had incorrect permissions which prevented broker from being able to read it.

It would be very helpful in troubleshooting if the following were added to the error being dumped:

1) The value of ODBCINI.
2) The real reason for the failure, 'file not found', 'file read error', 'access error', etc.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 28351
RFE URL
RFE Product IBM App Connect Enterprise (formerly IBM Integration Bus)
  • Guest
    Feb 3, 2021

    RFE Review. Although this enhancement idea has not received widespread support, despite being open for several years, we still feel this requirement could bring improved usability for the product in the scenario outlined. Ultimately, the odbcini file is interpreted and used by the UnixODBC Driver Manager embedded within the product, so there are limits to the validation logic which we can easily apply, however it would absolutely make sense to include it in service trace output to help make it easier to discover user errors and issues like the one described. Given this backdrop, whilst we don't have imminent delivery plans in this area we do wish to keep the enhancement open and will continue to monitor. Status is maintained as Uncommitted Candidate.

  • Guest
    Oct 7, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Integration
    Product - IBM Integration Bus (WebSphere Message Broker) - IIB

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Connectivity and Integration
    Product - IBM Integration Bus (WebSphere Message Broker) - IIB

  • Guest
    Feb 6, 2014

    Thanks for raising this requirement - a useful enhancement for diagnosing database problems.