Connect to IBM Informix Data in IntelliJ

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IBM Informix JDBC Driver

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Integrate connectivity to IBM Informix data with wizards in IntelliJ.

The CData JDBC Driver for IBM Informix enables you to access IBM Informix as a JDBC data source, providing integration with rapid development tools in IDEs. This article shows how to use the data source configuration wizard to connect to IBM Informix data in IntelliJ.

Create a JBDC Data Source for IBM Informix

Follow the steps below to add the driver JAR and define connection properties required to connect to IBM Informix data.

  1. In the Data Sources window, right-click and then click Add Data Source -> DB Data Source.
  2. In the Data Source Properties dialog that appears, the following properties are required:

    • JDBC Driver Files: Click the button next to this menu to add the JDBC Driver file cdata.jdbc.informix.jar, located in the installation directory.
    • JDBC Driver Class: In this menu, select cdata.jdbc.informix.InformixDriver from the list.
    • Database URL: Enter the connection URL in the JDBC URL property. The URL must start with jdbc:informix: and includes connection properties separated with semicolons.

      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 the following:

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

Edit and Save IBM Informix Data

To discover schema information, right-click the data source you just created and click Refresh Tables. To query a table, right-click it and then click Open Tables Editor. You can also modify records in the Table Editor.