The IBM DB2 Connection is available for databases on iSeries/AS400, which is discussed on this IBM Knowledge Center page.
- DB2 running on iSeries/AS400 mainframe (min version tested v7.4)
- Network connectivity
- Hostname or IP address
- Port Number (SSL or non-SSL)
- Database name
- Database access credentials
The following table describes the fields available when creating a new IBM DB2 Connection. Create a connection using the information below and these step-by-step instructions.
|Access Type||Required||The type of connection for DB2 on AS400 is Read-Only.|
|Host||Required||IP or the hostname of the DB2 server.|
|Port||Optional||Host server port number. The default port number for DB2 on iSeries/AS400 is 8471 (non-SSL) or port 9471 (SSL). Reference: IBM Toolbox for Java.|
|Database Name||Required||The database name you are connecting to.|
|Custom Connection Properties||Optional||Properties specified when connecting to DB2. See Properties for DB2 on AS400 using JDBC below for Ascend specific formatting.|
|Requires Credentials||Optional||Choose from existing credentials or create new credential for connecting to DB2 Database on AS400 if 'Requires Credentials' checkbox is selected.|
Ascend utilizes JDBC to connect to IBM DB2 on iSeries/AS400 which allows for many property specifications. The names of keys and values can be found in the IBM Toolbox for Java JDBC properties documentation.
To specify properties in Ascend, do not use quotations. Present each property as newline-delimited key=value pairs (see Figure 3 below for an example).
The following table describes the fields available when creating a new IBM DB2 credential.
|Credential Name||Required||The name to identify this credential with. This credential will be available as a selection for future use.|
|Credential Type||Required||This field will automatically populate with DB2 on AS400.|
|User||Required||The DB2 username to connect with.|
|Password||Required||The DB2 password to connect with.|
The following table describes the fields available when creating a new IBM DB2 Read Connector.
|Name||Required||Provide a name for your connector. We recommend using lowercase with underscores in place of spaces.|
|Description||Optional||Describes the connector. We recommend providing a description if you are ingesting information from the same source twice, for different reasons.|
|Table Name||Required||Name of the table being ingested. This can either be supplied manually or selected in Step 2.|
|Schema Name||Optional||If using a specific schema configuration, provide a name.|
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