Query DB2 Data in MySQL Workbench

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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.

Execute MySQL queries against live DB2 data from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for DB2 to query DB2 data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live DB2 data in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to DB2 Data

If you have not already done so, provide values for the required connection properties in the data source name (DSN). You can use the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to configure the DSN. This is also the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to DB2 data as a virtual MySQL database. You will configure a MySQL remoting service that listens for MySQL requests from clients. The service can be configured in the SQL Gateway UI.

Query DB2 from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual DB2 database created in the SQL Gateway from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live DB2 data.

Connect to DB2 through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for DB2).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query DB2 Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for DB2).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve DB2 data, like SELECT * FROM `CData DB2 Sys`.Orders;

With access to live DB2 data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update DB2, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for DB2 and the CData SQL Gateway.