Loading Data from DB2

This section describes how you can connect DB2 with Exasol and then load data. To view details about data type mappings or to migrate data, see the DB2 to Exasol migration script in our GitHub repository.

Download Driver

Download the compatible JDBC driver from the IBM Support page.

Configure the Driver in EXAoperation

Do the following to configure the driver in EXAoperation:

  1. Log in to EXAoperation user interface as an Administrator user.
  2. Select Configuration > Software and click the JDBC Drivers tab.
  3. Click Add to add the JDBC driver details.
  4. Enter the following details for the JDBC properties:
    • Driver Name: DB2
    • Main Class: com.ibm.db2.jcc.DB2Driver
    • Prefix: jdbc:db2:
    • Disable Security Manager: Leave this option unchecked.
    • Comment: This is an optional field.
  5. Click Add to save the settings.
  6. Select the radio button next to the driver from list of JDBC driver.
  7. Click Choose File to locate the downloaded driver and click Upload to upload the JDBC driver.

Run Statement

Run the following statement to create a connection.

    TO 'jdbc:db2://'
    USER 'db2inst1'
    IDENTIFIED BY 'exasol123';

Run the following statement to test the connection.

select * from 
import from JDBC at JDBC_DB2
statement 'select ''Connection works'' from SYSIBM.SYSDUMMY1'

Load Data

You can use the IMPORT statement to load data using the connection you created above. IMPORT supports loading data from a table or a SQL statement.

Further Information

To know about the security mechanism of DB2 and how you can use that in your connection, see Charlie's Blog.