Running your own applications


You can build and run DB2® applications with an IBM® Data Server Client installed.

Various types of applications can access DB2 databases:

On Windows® operating systems, the following can also access DB2 databases:

To run an application:

  1. Ensure the server is configured and running.

  2. On the DB2 server, ensure that the database manager is started on the database server to which the application program is connecting. If it is not, issue the db2start command at the server before starting the application.

  3. Ensure that you can connect to the database that the application uses.

  4. (Optionally) Bind the necessary files to support the database application driver being used.

  5. Run the application program.

Related concepts
Supported database application programming interfaces

Related tasks
Setting up your application development environment to run DB2 CLI and ODBC applications Setti ng up the UNIX ODBC environment Setting up the Windows CLI environment

Related reference
IBM Data Server Client support for database application development