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
Step 1: Select Ingest and then select + New Connection. Under Database, select DB2 on AS400 (see Figure 1).
Step 2: Complete the required fields within the connection settings (see Figure 2).
|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).
If the Requires Credentials checkbox was selected and you do not want to use an existing credential or need to set up a new one, you'll need to enter a credential name, credential type, username, and password (see Figure 4).
|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.|
Step 3: Use TEST CONNECTION button to check whether credentials are correctly configured and If ALL PASS, click CREATE (see figure 5).
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