Installing JDBC drivers for DB2

When you install Sterling B2B Integrator with the DB2 database, you must install a JDBC driver for the database.

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For DB2, install the appropriate DB2 JDBC Type 4 driver and any correlating patches. For the supported version information, see Software Product Compatibility Reports.

You can obtain these files from the IBM website. After you obtain this JDBC driver, record the absolute path to its location on your system. You must supply this absolute path during installation.

If the JDBC driver provided by your database vendor is distributed among multiple files, you must place all the files that comprise the JDBC driver into one JAR file. Follow these steps to create one JAR file:


To install a JDBC driver for the DB2 database:

  1. Identify all the vendor database JAR files for the JDBC driver.
  2. Record the absolute path to the JAR file you created on the pre-installation checklist.

    The Type 4 driver does not require a separate Java listener to be running on the database server. Instead, connect directly to the DB2 port.