Prior to attaching to a data source, the appropriate network connectivity must be in place and defined. There is a separate Notes database to help you through this because the requirements for each data type are different. The database is the Domino Connectors Setup Guide, and is stored under the filename of LCCON6.NSF. This database is installed on the server in the Help directory by default.
At the time of this writing, DECS can connect to 90 data sources. There are five native connections, as shown in the following list:
Standard connections can be made through ODBC and JDBC. Available legacy and transaction-based systems include MQ/Series, CICS, and EDA/SQL. The data sources available to DECS continue to be expanded, and you should check the Enterprise Integrator Web site for new releases at http://www.lotus.com/home.nsf/welcome/ei.
DECS is very similar to Enterprise Integrator in the way that the requests are defined and stored. The DECS Administrator database is at the heart of the process and is where all relationships and activities are defined.
What DECS means to you is that you can provide real-time access to back-end data through the data mapping functionality provided in DECS. After fields are defined in a form, DECS is used to create a map from the fields linked to fields in an external data source.
Part I. Introduction to Release 6
Whats New in Release 6?
The Release 6 Object Store
The Integrated Development Environment
Part II. Foundations of Application Design
Advanced Form Design
Using Shared Resources in Domino Applications
Using the Page Designer
Adding Framesets to Domino Applications
Automating Your Application with Agents
Part III. Programming Domino Applications
Using the Formula Language
Real-World Examples Using the Formula Language
Writing LotusScript for Domino Applications
Real-World LotusScript Examples
Writing Java for Domino Applications
Real-World Java Examples
Enhancing Domino Applications for the Web
Part IV. Advanced Design Topics
Accessing Data with XML
Accessing Data with DECS and DCRs
Security and Domino Applications
Creating Workflow Applications
Analyzing Domino Applications
Part V. Appendices
Appendix A. HTML Reference
Appendix B. Domino URL Reference