You can create connections to one or more DB2 databases from Designer Cloud Enterprise Edition.
NOTE: Only connections to DB2 for Windows and Unix/Linux are supported.
If you haven't done so already, you must create and deploy an encryption key file for the Alteryx 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.
For additional details on creating an Oracle connection, see Enable Relational Connections.
This connection can also be created using the API.
Enter your hostname. Example:
|Port||Set this value to |
|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.|
|Password||(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|
|Connection Name||Display name of the connection|
|Connection Description||Description of the connection, which appears in the application.|
The properties that you provide are inserted into the following URL, which connects Designer Cloud 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 (
This connection uses the following driver:
NOTE: The driver in use is a proprietary version of the driver listed in the documentation. The behavior and property name are the same.
- Driver version:
- Driver documentation: https://docs.progress.com/bundle/datadirect-connect-jdbc-51/page/DB2-Driver.html
For more information, see Database Browser.
For more information on how values are converted during input and output with this database, see DB2 Data Type Conversions.
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