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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

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  • Jun 15 2020
  • Future consideration
Who would benefit from this IDEA? .NET developers
How should it work?

CLI0157E Error opening a file. SQLSTATE=HY507

if error is due to file not being found, then connector should also add the following suberror:

FileNotFound "<Fully qualified path>"

Idea Priority Medium
Priority Justification Many customers who use .NET would benefit from having improved error logging added to the product.
Customer Name WD
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