Manage IBM Informix Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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IBM Informix JDBC Driver

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

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

Integrate IBM Informix Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register IBM Informix 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.

    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.

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:informix:Server=10.0.1.2;Port=50000;User=admin;Password=admin;Database=test;
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to IBM Informix data. IBM Informix entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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