Create an IBM DB2 source connection in the UI

The IBM DB2 connector is in beta. See the Sources overview for more information on using beta-labeled connectors.

Source connectors in Adobe Experience Platform provide the ability to ingest externally sourced data on a scheduled basis. This tutorial provides steps for creating an IBM DB2 (hereinafter referred to as “DB2”) source connector using the Platform user interface.

Getting started

This tutorial requires a working understanding of the following components of Adobe Experience Platform:

If you already have a valid DB2 connection, you may skip the remainder of this document and proceed to the tutorial on configuring a dataflow.

Gather required credentials

The following sections provide additional information that you will need to know in order to successfully connect to DB2 using the Flow Service API.

The name of the DB2 server. You can specify the port number following the server name delimited by a colon. For example: server:port.
The name of the DB2 database.
The username used to connect to the DB2 database.
The password for the user account you specified for the username.

For more information about getting started, refer to this DB2 document.

Connect your IBM DB2 account

Once you have gathered your required credentials, you can follow the steps below to link your DB2 account to Platform.

Log in to Adobe Experience Platform and then select Sources from the left navigation bar to access the Sources workspace. The Catalog screen displays a variety of sources for which you can create an account with.

You can select the appropriate category from the catalog on the left-hand side of your screen. Alternatively, you can find the specific source you wish to work with using the search option.

Under the Databases category, select IBM DB2. If this is your first time using this connector, select Configure. Otherwise, select Add data to create a new DB2 connector.


The Connect to IBM DB2 page appears. On this page, you can either use new credentials or existing credentials.

New account

If you are using new credentials, select New account. On the input form that appears, provide a name, an optional description, and your DB2 credentials. When finished, select Connect and then allow some time for the new connection to establish.


Existing account

To connect an existing account, select the DB2 account you want to connect with, then select Next to proceed.


Next steps

By following this tutorial, you have established a connection to your DB2 account. You can now continue on to the next tutorial and configure a dataflow to bring data into Platform.