Connecting to IBM DB2 for i (ODBC)

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Connecting to IBM DB2 for i (ODBC)

This topic provides sample instructions for connecting to an IBM DB2 for i database through ODBC.

 

 

Prerequisites:

IBM System i Access for Windows must be installed on your operating system (this example uses IBM System i Access for Windows V6R1M0). For installation instructions, check the documentation supplied with your IBM DB2 for i software. After installation, check if the ODBC driver is available on your machine (see Viewing the Available ODBC Drivers).

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You have the following database connection details: the I.P. address of the database server, database user name, and password.
Run System i Navigator and follow the wizard to create a new connection. When prompted to specify a system, enter the I.P. address of the database server. After creating the connection, it is recommended to verify it (click on the connection, and select File > Diagnostics > Verify Connection). If you get connectivity errors, contact the database server administrator.

 

 

To connect to IBM DB2 for i:

1.Start the database connection wizard.
2.Click ODBC connections.
3.Click User DSN (alternatively, click System DSN, or File DSN, in which case the subsequent instructions will be similar).
4.Click Add DSN_add .
5.Select the iSeries Access ODBC Driver from the list, and click User DSN (or System DSN, if applicable).

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6.Enter a data source name and select the connection from the System combo box. In this example, the data source name is iSeriesDSN and the System is 192.0.2.0.

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7.Click Connection Options, select Use the User ID specified below and enter the name of the database user (in this example, DBUSER).

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8.Click OK. The new data source becomes available in the list of DSNs.
9.Click Connect.
10.Enter the user name and password to the database when prompted, and then click OK.

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