Progress DataDirect’s DB2 ODBC Driver offers a high-performing, secure and reliable connectivity solution, for ODBC applications to access DB2 data. If you want to connect DB2 data from SSLS, Progress DataDirect has you covered. This tutorial will teach you how to configure the DataDirect DB2 driver within SSMS (SQL Server Management Studio). These steps can also be used to configure any ODBC connection.
SQL Server Management Studio is an ideal environment for managing the infrastructure of the SQL Server database and SQL Server itself. With SSMS, you can easily connect to your SQL Server instance, configure, and monitor database objects, and execute queries. Besides this, there is a possibility to create an ODBC connection to external data from SSMS.
Thus, you can work with other databases and clouds used by your applications.
This article will describe a step-by-step procedure for establishing a connection to DB2 from SSMS using our ODBC Driver for DB2.
2. After the DataDirect DB2 ODBC driver has been installed, open ODBC Administrator to configure the connection. Go to System DSN and click on Add.
3. Choose the “DataDirect X.X DB2 Wire Protocol” and click on “Finish.”
4. The ODBC DB2 Wire Protocol Driver Setup window will pop up.
Enter your credentials, click on “Apply” and then click on “Test Connect.”
5. The DB2 Logon screen will pop up. Provide logon credentials and click on “OK.”
6. A dialog box will confirm that the connection is established.
1. Launch SQL Server Management Studio.
2. Navigate to Server Objects > Linked Servers > Providers > MSDASQL > and confirm that the “Allow inprocess” and “Non transacted updates” options are Enabled.
3. In the object explorer navigate to Server Objects > Linked Servers. Right-click and select New Linked Server.
4. Fill in all the details.
Name your linked server.
Check the Server type as another data source.
Select provider as Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers from the drop-down menu.
Enter the Product name as DataDirect.
Enter the Data Source name created in the ODBC configuration process.
5. Click on the Security page and select “Be made using this security context”. Then enter your DB2 username and password.
6. Click on the Server Options tab and ensure that they match the following options shown in the following screen capture.
7. That’s it! You’re all done! Now you can find DB2 in the provider's list. Navigate to DB2 > Catalogs > default > Tables. You should see your tables now and be able to query your DB2 data from the linked server