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Connect to mainframe DB2

How can we connect to a DB2 database in mainframe using  DB Artisan (or) RapidSQL ?
 Pls provide me both Solution DB Artisan and  RapidSQ

Thanks, Oramcle
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According to Rapid SQL you need either a DB2 Gateway or DB2 Client:


And according to DB Artisan site:


They support DB2 also, I would assume using either a DB2 Gateway or DB2 Client.

Now some products, such a Toad, include a limited use license of DB2 Client.  Since both products you mention say they support DB2, for z/OS you could check their documentation or use the support services provided by the companies.

These days normally TCP/IP is used to connect to DB2 on z/OS, so you do need to make sure that DB2 on z/OS is setup  for TCP/IP.  If it is not then either it needs to be setup to use TCP/IP or you need to figure out how to get connected to the mainframe using SNA.
you will need to install a db2 gateway such as db2 connect, or if these tools use jdbc to connect to the database you will need to get the universal jdbc driver with the proper licensce (and in this case, no db2 gateway is required)
Yes, DB2 connect is a good feature. You can then connect XLS or desktop application with DB2 residing on mainframe.

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