DB2 connector support for external tables
This topic explains the DB2 connector support for external tables.
Not all database products support the external tables feature. While in case of Db2 for Linux, Unix, and Windows it is possible to rely on the version identifier, database like Db2 Warehouse on Cloud, due to its DevOps support nature, requires different approach. The Db2 connector detects whether a database supports the external tables. In case of test failure, a message External Tables are not supported in the current DB2 version: <version-identifier> is reported and the job aborts.
- IBM Db2 version 11.5
- IBM Db2 Warehouse
- IBM Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
- IBM Integrated Analytics System
- IBM Data Server Client version 188.8.131.52 (11.1 Mod 4 FixPack 5)
- IBM Data Server Client version 11.5 GA (installed as separate client instance)
In the Db2 connector configuration dialog, configure the path to
libdb2.soon Unix and
db2app.dllon Windows (Property: Connection -> DB2 client library file), and the instance name of the new installation (Property: Connection -> Instance).