Learn about the fields used to create an IBM Db2 connection with ThoughtSpot DataFlow.

Here is a list of the fields for an IBM Db2 connection in ThoughtSpot DataFlow. You need specific information to establish a seamless and secure connection.

Connection properties

Connection name
Name your connection.
Mandatory field.
Example:
IBMDb2Connection
Connection type
Choose the IBM Db2 connection type.
Mandatory field.
Example:
IBM Db2
Platform
An environment in which a data point is executed. Specify LUW, iSeries, or Mainframe.
Optional field.
Example:
platform
Host
Specify the hostname or the IP address of the Db2 system
Mandatory field.
Example:
example.plaform.com
Port
Specify the port associated to the Db2 system.
Mandatory field.
Example:
1234
User
Specify the user to connect to IBM Db2. This user must have data access privileges.
Mandatory field.
Example:
userdi
Password
Specify the password.
Mandatory field.
Example:
pswrd234%!
Database
Collection of information that is organized so that it can be easily accessed, managed and updated.
Mandatory field.
Example:
database
Database alias
Specify database alias for easy identification.
Mandatory field.
Example:
database_alias
Other notes:
These are under Advanced configuration
Version
Specify the Db2 version being connected to
Optional field.
Example:
10.x
Other notes:
These are under Advanced configuration
Code page
A standardized code in which characters are represented for computer storage and transmission by the numbers 0 through 127. Select either ASCII or EBCDIC.
Optional field.
Example:
ASCII
JDBC options
Specify the options associated with the JDBC URL.
Optional field.
Example:
jdbc:sqlserver://[serverName[\instanceName][:portNumber]]
Other notes:
Advanced configuration

Sync properties

Data extraction mode
Specify the extraction type.
Mandatory field.
Example:
Db2 EXPORT
Valid Values:
JDBC,Db2 EXPORT
Default:
JDBC
Column delimiter
Specify the column delimiter character.
Mandatory field.
Example:
1
Valid Values:
Any printable ASCII character or decimal value for ASCII character
Default:
The delimiter specified in sync
Null value
Specifies the string literal that should indicate the null value in the extracted data. During the data load the column value matching this string will be loaded as null in the target.
Optional field.
Example:
NULL
Valid Values:
Any string literal
Default:
NULL
Other notes:
Specific only to Db2 EXPORT Utility
Enclosing character
Specify if the text columns in the source data needs to be enclosed in quotes.
Optional field.
Example:
DOUBLE
Valid Values:
Single, Double
Default:
DOUBLE
Other notes:
This is required if the text data has newline character or delimiter character.
Escape character
Specify the escape character if using a text qualifier in the source data.
Optional field.
Example:
\"
Valid Values:
Any ASCII character
Default:
\"
Fetch size
Specify the number of rows to be fetched at a time and processed in memory. If the value specified is zero then, all rows are extracted at once.
Mandatory field.
Example:
1000
Valid Values:
Any numeric value
Default:
1000
TS load options
Specifies the parameters passed with the tsload command, in addition to the commands already included by the application. The format for these parameters is:
--<param_1_name> <optional_param_1_value>
--<param_2_name> <optional_param_2_value>
Optional field.
Example:
--max_ignored_rows 0
Valid Values:
--null_value "" --escape_character "" --max_ignored_rows 0
Default:
--max_ignored_rows 0
Reference:
tsload flag reference