[This documentation is for preview only, and is subject to change in later releases.]
Before you can connect to an IBM DB2 database, you need the IBM DB2 Data Server Driver on your computer. To install the IBM DB2 Data Server Driver, go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=274911 and download (at minimum) IBM Data Server Driver Package (DS Driver). The driver bit-ness needs to match the Microsoft “Data Explorer” Preview for Excel add-in installation (32-bit or 64-bit).
Note There are known issues reported by IBM installing the IBM DB2 Data Server Driver on Windows 8. If you are using Windows 8 and want to connect to IBM DB2 using Microsoft “Data Explorer” Preview for Excel, you will need to follow additional installation steps. For more information about the IBM DB2 Data Server Driver on Windows 8, see http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21618434.
To connect to an IBM DB2 database:
- In the DATA EXPLORER ribbon tab, click From Database > From IBM DB2 Database.
- In the IBM DB2 Database dialog box, in Server Name specify the IBM DB2 Database Server to connect to.
- Click OK.
- If the IBM DB2 server requires database user credentials:
- In the Access a Database dialog box, enter your username and password.
- Click Save.