Whether you are accessing:
- via embedded SQL (static OR dynamic - you choose)
- connecting via ODBC or JDBC
- via call level interface (CLI)
- from PHP running in IBM i
- via the tried and true, standard connectivity mechanism known as DRDA
you should be able to get to your data where ever you are, while restricting "others" from doing so.
Mr. Milligan (technical writer extraordinaire) has recently authored an article on accessing DB2 for i from a Linux client. This is a very important topic given the proliferation of Linux in the market place. Keeping your data safely within the confines of DB2 while being able to make use of it from IBM i, AIX, Linux or even Windows is the secret to success.
You can check out Kent's article beginning on page 13 in the latest issue of iPro Developer.
And of course, if you need any assistance with getting connected, Kent and the team are here to help give you an introduction.