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Connecting to an IBM DB2 database

Use the following procedure to connect to your IBM DB2 database.

  1. Click on the New icon in the Project panel at the top left corner of the window.

  2. Select IBM DB2 in the Platform drop-down list at the top of the dialog box.

    • If the IBM DB2 OLE DB Driver is not installed on your PC, you’ll need to install it. For more information, see Installing the Required Database Drivers.

    • After installing the driver restart the DataBase Compare Suite application and get back to item 1.

  3. Select the Standard option in the Mode drop-down list if you would like to connect to the IBM DB2 database in the standard mode.

    • Specify the Server name in the appropriate field. You can enter it manually, choose it from the drop-down list (if it has been used already) or select the Browse for more option in the drop-down list to pick up the server name from the local or network server.

    • Provide the rest of connection information to the IBM DB2 database: Server Port, Database and Username. You can manually enter these values or select them from drop-down lists.

    • Enter Password to complete the information about IBM DB2 database connection.

    • Press the Test button to verify that you can successfully connect to your IBM DB2 database.

  4. Select the Connection String option in the Mode drop-down list if you would like to connect to the IBM DB2 database using special connection string.

    • Enter the Connection string manually or select from the drop-down list (if it has been used already).

    • Press the Test button to verify that you can successfully connect to your IBM DB2 database.