• Installing/Configuring
  • Requirements

  • Requirements
  • Requirements


    To connect to IBM DB2 Universal Database for Linux,
    UNIX, and Windows, or IBM Cloudscape, or Apache Derby, you must
    install an IBM DB2 Universal Database client on the same computer
    on which you are running PHP. The extension has been developed and
    tested with DB2 Version 8.2.

    To connect to IBM DB2 Universal Database for z/OS
    or iSeries, you also require IBM DB2 Connect or the equivalent DRDA
    gateway software.

    Requirements on Linux or Unix

    The user invoking the PHP executable or SAPI must
    specify the DB2 instance before accessing these functions. You can
    set the name of the DB2 instance in php.ini using the ibm_db2.instance_name
    configuration option, or you can source the DB2 instance profile
    before invoking the PHP executable.

    If you created a DB2 instance named
    db2inst1 in /home/db2inst1/,
    for example, you can add the following line to php.ini:


    If you do not set this option in php.ini, you must issue the following command to
    modify your environment variables to enable access to DB2:

    bash$ source /home/db2inst1/sqllib/db2profile

    To enable your PHP-enabled Web server to access these functions,
    you must either set the ibm_db2.instance_name
    configuration option in php.ini, or
    source the DB2 instance environment in your Web server start script
    (typically /etc/init.d/httpd or