IBM Db2 connection reference

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