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Feature Availability: This feature may not be available in all product editions. For more information on available features, see Compare Editions.

IBM DB2 connects the different applications in your enterprise to your mainframe. For more information, see https://www.ibm.com/products/db2-connect.

Early Preview connection: This connection is in early preview. It is read-only and available only in SaaS product editions. For more information on early previews, see Early Preview Connection Types.

Limitations and Requirements

NOTE: During normal selection or import of an entire table, you may encounter an error indicating a problem with a specific column. Since some tables require filtering based on a particular column, data from them can only be ingested using custom SQL statements. In this case, the problematic column can be used as a filter in the WHERE clause of a custom SQL statement to ingest the table.

  • For more information, please consult the CData driver documentation for the specific table.
  • For more information on using custom SQL, see Create Dataset with SQL.

NOTE: For filtering date columns, this connection type supports a set of literal functions on dates. You can use these to reduce the volume of data extracted from the database using a custom SQL query. For more information, see the pg_dateliteralfunctions.htm page in the driver documentation for this connection type.

  • Supports Basic (User Name and Password) authentication.
  • If you have credentials for a specific database in an instance, then you can list all tables under all databases in the instance.
  • The Timeout parameter does not exist and is not applicable for this connection. 

Create Connection

via  Dataprep by Trifacta application

When you create the connection, please review the following properties and specify them accordingly:

Connection PropertyDescription
Server

The name of the IBM DB2 server.

Port

The port used to connect to the server hosting the IBM DB2 database.

Database

The name of the IBM DB2 database.

User Name

A database user.

PasswordThe user's password.

For more information, see the driver documentation http://cdn.cdata.com/help/EDF/jdbc/default.htm.

via API

Depending on your product edition, you can create connections of this type. Key information:

"vendor": "ibm_db2",
"vendorName": "ibm_db2",
"type": "jdbc"

For more information, see

Dataprep by TrifactaAPI Reference docs

Data Type Conversions

For more information, see the driver documentation  http://cdn.cdata.com/help/EDF/jdbc/default.htm.

See Also for DB2 Connections:

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