Connect to IBM Informix Data in Aqua Data Studio

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IBM Informix JDBC Driver

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



Access IBM Informix data from tools in Aqua Data Studio such as the Visual Query Builder and the Table Data Editor.

The CData JDBC Driver for IBM Informix integrates IBM Informix data with wizards and analytics in IDEs like Aqua Data Studio. This article shows how to connect to IBM Informix data through the connection manager and execute queries.

Create a JDBC Data Source

You can use the connection manager to define connection properties and save them in a new JDBC data source. The IBM Informix data source can then be accessed from Aqua Data Studio tools.

  1. In Aqua Data Studio, select Register Server from the Servers menu.
  2. In the Register Server form, select the 'Generic - JDBC' connection.
  3. Enter the following JDBC connection properties:
    • Name: Enter a name for the data source; for example, IBM Informix.
    • Driver Location: Click the Browse button and select the cdata.jdbc.informix.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
    • Driver: Enter the Driver's class name, cdata.jdbc.informix.InformixDriver.
    • URL: Enter the JDBC URL, which starts with jdbc:informix: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      Set the following properties to connect to IBM Informix

      • Server: Set this to the name of the server running IBM Informix.
      • Port: Set this to the port the IBM Informix server is listening on.
      • Database: Set this to the name of the IBM Informix database.
      • User: Set this to the username of a user allowed to access the database.
      • Password: Set this to the password of a user allowed to access the database.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.informix.jar

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

      A typical JDBC URL is below:

      jdbc:informix:Server=10.0.1.2;Port=50000;User=admin;Password=admin;Database=test;

Query IBM Informix Data

You can now query the tables exposed.