Error 7399: OLE DB Provider Error

  • EMtwo

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    I am trying to create a linked server on a 2000 sql server instance to connect to an informix database and I keep getting errors about the OLE DB drivers. 
    When I try the ole db driver for informix I get the following error:

    'Error 7399: OLE DB provider 'ifxoledbc' reported an error. OLE DB error trace [OLE/DB Provider 'ifxoledbc' IDBInitialize:: Intialize returned 0x80004005:].

    When I try microsoft ole db for odbc driver, I get the following:

    'Error 7399: OLE DB provider 'MSDASQL' reported an error. OLE DB error trace [OLE/DB Provider 'MSDASQL' IDBInitialize:: Intialize returned 0x80004005:].

    Any help will be highly appreciated.

  • Sue_H

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    EMtwo - Thursday, February 14, 2019 9:58 AM

    I am trying to create a linked server on a 2000 sql server instance to connect to an informix database and I keep getting errors about the OLE DB drivers. 
    When I try the ole db driver for informix I get the following error:

    'Error 7399: OLE DB provider 'ifxoledbc' reported an error. OLE DB error trace [OLE/DB Provider 'ifxoledbc' IDBInitialize:: Intialize returned 0x80004005:].

    When I try microsoft ole db for odbc driver, I get the following:

    'Error 7399: OLE DB provider 'MSDASQL' reported an error. OLE DB error trace [OLE/DB Provider 'MSDASQL' IDBInitialize:: Intialize returned 0x80004005:].

    Any help will be highly appreciated.

    Most (maybe all) of the versions of Informix require an additional script to be run on the Informix end to use the OLE DB provider. Make sure you have followed any of the additional steps needed to use the provider. Here is one of the later documents about the installation - you'd want to find the one corresponding to your version:
    Install and configure Informix OLE DB Provider

    Sue

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