IBM Informix Dynamic Server

  1. The INFORMIXDIR environment variable must define the IBM® Informix® software installation path.
  2. The PATH environment variable must define the access path to database client programs.
  3. On UNIX™, LD_LIBRARY_PATH (or equivalent) must hold the path to $INFORMIXDIR/lib:$INFORMIXDIR/lib/esql.
  4. The IBM Informix client libraries 'INFORMIXDIR/lib/*' must be available.
  5. The INFORMIXSERVER environment variable can be used to define the name of the database server.
  6. The sqlhost file must define the database server identified by INFORMIXSERVER.
  7. Make sure the database client locale is properly defined (CLIENT_LOCALE)
  8. You can make a connection test with the IBM Informix dbaccess command line tool.