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DB2 Start Guide

1. Prerequisites

  • Prerequisites by node-ibm_db

Extension automatically installs Node DB2 driver (ibm_db) on:

For more information please see:

1.1 Tips

  • To avoid download IBM CLI Driver automatically
    • Download IBM CLI Driver manually, and unpackage the content into a folder, e.g. C:\ibm\db2\clidriver Set an environment variable IBM_DB_HOME as the location.
  • add the bin folder of the IBM CLI Driver folder in the environment variable PATH, e.g. C:\ibm\db2\clidriver\bin
  • On Windows, may need to install npm install --global --production windows-build-tools
  • On Windows, may nned to install Microsoft Visual Studio or Visual Studio Build Tools, with packages:
    • Windows 10 SDK
    • VS 2xxx.x vxx.xx (vxxx) toolset for desktop
  • On Windows, may nned to run npm config set msvs_version 2017 or 2015
  • On Windows, may need to set environment variable VCTargetsPath to point the VC, e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft.Cpp\v4.0\v140\
  • As a test, please try npm install ibm_db in a node project folder. If the following information presents in the output, it means the environment is ready.
  • During this extension is installing ibm_db, please check the output in the output panel of 'SQLTools Language Server' for details.
Downloading of clidriver skipped - build is in progress...
Finished generating code
node-ibm_db installed successfully!

2. Connections

2.1 DB2 Connection

DB2's connectionString is constructed from connection properties as following (If all three properties are provided):

Connection example:

"dialect": "DB2",
"name": "DB2 - MyDB",
"username": "db2inst1",
"password": "password",
"server": "localhost",
"port": 50000,
"database": "MyDB"