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DB2 Connections

You can create connections to one or more DB2 databases from Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta Enterprise Edition.


This method of creating DB2 connections is supported for customer-managed installations of Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta Enterprise Edition.


Only connections to DB2 for Windows and Unix/Linux are supported.

Supported Versions: v10.5.5

Supported Environments:


Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta Enterprise Edition


Microsoft Azure






Not supported

Not supported

Not supported


  • If you haven't done so already, you must create and deploy an encryption key file for the Trifacta node to be shared by all relational connections. For more information, see Create Encryption Key File.


To create this connection:

  • In the Import Data page, click the Plus sign. Then, select the Relational tab. Click the DB2 card.

  • You can also create connections through the Connections page. See Connections Page.

Modify the following properties as needed:




Enter your hostname. Example:


Set this value to 50000.

Connect String Options

Please insert any connection options as a string here.

Database Name

Enter the name of the DB2 database to which to connect.

User Name

(basic credential type only) Username to use to connect to the database.


(basic credential type only) Password associated with the above username.

Test Connection

After you have defined the connection credentials type, credentials, and connection string, you can validate those credentials.

Default Column Data Type Inference

Set to disabled to prevent the product from applying its own type inference to each column on import. The default value is enabled.

Connection Name

Display name of the connection

Connection Description

Description of the connection, which appears in the application.

Create connection via API

This connection can also be created using the API.

API: API Reference

  • Type: jdbc

  • Vendor: db2

For more information, see


Connection URL

The properties that you provide are inserted into the following URL, which connects Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta Enterprise Edition to the connection:

Connect string options

The connect string options are optional. If you are passing additional properties and values to complete the connection, the connect string options must be structured in the following manner:



  • <prop> : the name of the property

  • <val> : the value for the property


  • ; : any set of connect string options must begin and end with a semi-colon.

  • = : property names and values must be separated with an equal sign (=).

Driver Information

This connection uses the following driver:


For more information, see Database Browser.

Data Conversion

For more information on how values are converted during input and output with this database, see DB2 Data Type Conversions.