Manage DB2 Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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Rapidly create and deploy powerful Java applications that integrate with IBM DB2.

Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for DB2.

The CData JDBC Driver for DB2 seamlessly integrates DB2 data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access DB2 data as a database. This article shows how to create a JDBC source for DB2 in DBArtisan. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate DB2 Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register DB2 data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

    For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the DB2 JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.db2.jar

    Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

    Below is a typical connection string:

  6. Finish the wizard to connect to DB2 data. DB2 entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with DB2 data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the DB2 API.