Joined: 23 Nov 2006 Posts: 19270 Location: Inside the Matrix
There ARE ways to access sqlserver, oracle, whatever on remove platforms from cics.
You can purchase 3rd party software (i believe the term is "adaptors") that offer to do this. One vendor is iway. Information Builders also may have something that would work for you. If you search the web, i'm sure you will find more than 1.
You might also try to "write your own" but be prepared to learn things you never wanted to learn