Quick Beginnings for DB2 Extended Enterprise Edition for UNIX
Various types of applications can access DB2
- Applications developed using the DB2 Software Developer's Kit that
include embedded SQL, APIs, stored procedures, user defined functions or calls
to the DB2 CLI.
- ODBC applications such as Lotus Approach.
- JDBC applications and applets.
- Net.Data macros containing HTML and SQL.
An application on a DB2 client can access a remote database without knowing
its physical location. The DB2 client determines the location of the
database, manages the transmission of the requests to the database server, and
returns the results.
In general, to run a database client application, use the following
- Ensure the server is configured and running.
Be sure that the database manager is started on the database server to
which the application program is connecting. If it is not, you must
issue the db2start command at the server before starting the
- Ensure that you can connect to the database that the application
- Bind the utilities and the applications to the database. See "Binding Database Utilities" for information about binding the utilities.
- Run the application program.
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