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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Db2
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 15, 2020

improve exception logging for connection strings in .NET connector for DB2

While we were attempting to setup SSL connectivity from a .NET app to a DB2 server, we were getting the following error:
CLI0157E Error opening a file. SQLSTATE=HY507

a vast majority of the documentation available online (and IBM support) indicated that this was a file permission issue where the .NET application might not have access to the file. However, after extensive troubleshooting, we determined that it was because the connection string was malformed and the connector was looking for the file in the wrong location.

Please add FileNotFound exception to the connector, as "Error opening a file" is just too generic.

This is something that exists for the JDBC connector but not for .NET connector

Needed by Date Jul 31, 2020