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Error 7311 occurs while using the COnnect for ODBC DB2 driver to display DB2 tables in SQL Server Enterprise Manager

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TitleError 7311 occurs while using the COnnect for ODBC DB2 driver to display DB2 tables in SQL Server Enterprise Manager
URL Name3479
Article Number000123734
EnvironmentProduct: Connect for ODBC DB2 driver
Version: 7.0 and later
OS: Windows
Database: DB2
Application: SQL Server Enterprise Manager
Question/Problem Description
When displaying the tables found in DB2 using MS SQL Server Enterprise Manager to a DB2 Linked Server,  the error displays.
Steps to Reproduce
Clarifying Information
Error MessageError 7311:Could not obtain the schema rowset for OLEDB provider 'UNKNOWN', The provider supports the interface, but returns a failure code when it is used.
OLE DB error trace [OLE/DB Provider 'UNKNOWN' IDBSchemaRowset::GetRowset returned 0x80040e21: ]
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MS SQL Server uses a proxy/stub dll, msdaps.dll, to marshall oledb interfaces between processes/apartments. These errors from the 'UNKNOWN' provider come from msdaps.dll. If the OLE DB provider is invoked out of process or is marked as apartment model then this stub gets used. By default if the OLE DB provider is a Microsoft provider then SQL Server invokes it in process and this proxy is not used. Checking the Allow InProcess box when using the DataDirect driver ensures that this stub dll is not used and so avoids this error.

This error is related to the options selected when the linked server is created.  To prevent this error:

1. Recreate the linked server
2. Check the 'Allow InProcess' box when picking the provider during the linked server creation process.
3. Once the linked server is created, the 'Provider Options' button becomes disabled (greyed out) 

Last Modified Date9/13/2015 3:58 AM
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