Our company uses the xdbc to access the cobol data for several dozens of sites. We have one particular setup where we have an app server and a db server. Some of our data is in the sql server and some of it resides on the app server in cobol files. We use the sql linked server to access the cobol files with views that way we can do joins between the sql tables and cobol files. The issue that we are trying to solve is that we are trying to find a way to connect a linked server to the connection on the app server. I'm not sure if this can be done without using a second install of the xdbc on the sql server that points to the cobol files on the app server. We just use the local install now and I can't really figure out how to use the network version this way. Does anyone have ideas on how we could accomplish this?