Connect to DB2 Data in DBArtisan

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The IBM DB2 ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from IBM DB2, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access IBM DB2 data like you would a database - read, write, and update through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

Use wizards in DBArtisan to configure DB2 data as a data source.

The CData ODBC 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 an data source for DB2 in DBArtisan and execute queries. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate DB2 Data into DBArtisan Projects

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

You can then 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 ODBC.
  3. Enter a name for the data source and select the DSN.
  4. 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.