Connect to IBM Informix Data in RazorSQL

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IBM Informix JDBC Driver

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



Connect to IBM Informix from wizards and query IBM Informix data from the GUI in the RazorSQL database management tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for IBM Informix enables standards-based access from third-party tools, from wizards in IDEs to data management and analysis tools. This article shows how to connect to IBM Informix using wizards in RazorSQL.

Create a JDBC Data Source for IBM Informix Data

  1. Open the RazorSQL application and, in the Connections menu, select Add Connection Profile -> Other -> JDBC.
  2. In the Connection Wizard that appears, set the following properties:
    • Driver Location: Set this property to the path to the lib subfolder in the installation directory.
    • Driver Class: Set the driver class to cdata.jdbc.informix.InformixDriver.
    • Username: Enter the username. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • Password: Enter the password. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • JDBC URL: Enter connection parameters. The JDBC URL begins 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 the following:

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

Query IBM Informix Data and Select Tables

After establishing a connection, the wizard will close and the connection will be available in the connections panel. You can then query the tables.