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Toad Data Point 4.2 - Installation Guide

Create BusinessObjects Connections

Toad allows you to connect to SAP® Business Objects through the Query as a Web Service (QaaWS) component to view and query data in QaaWS Queries.

Note: This feature is available in the Toad Data Point Professional Edition only.

To create a Business Objects connection

  1. Click on the Connections toolbar (ALT+F+N).
  2. Select SAP Business Objects from the Group list.
  3. Enter the connection information in the Create New Connection dialog. Review the following for additional information:

    URL

    Enter the Business Objects URL to which you want to connect. This is the URL to the Query as a Web Service component of the Business Objects installation. See Important Information about Business Objects Connections for more information.

    Note: The URL should be in the following format:

    http://<server>:<port>/dswsbobje/qaawsservices

    Password

    Enter the password to use when connecting.

    Tip: After connecting, you can set a master password to further secure your connection in Tools | Options| Environment | Security.

    Category (Optional) Select an existing category or create a new one.

    Note: In NoSQL and Business Intelligence connections, Toad automatically saves the password in the connections.xml file as obfuscated text, as well as in Toad. To add additional password security, use Toad's Master Password feature.

  4. Click Connect to connect immediately while saving the connection information. Optionally, click Save to save the connection without connecting.

  5. Upon creating an initial connection, Toad automatically maps the data source objects. This process runs in the background, and until it is finished, you may experience a delay when attempting to access these objects.

Important Information about Business Objects Connections

To create a Business Objects connection in Toad, you must connect to the Query as a Web Service component in Business Objects. The connection URL should have the format:

http://<server>:<port>/dswsbobje/qaawsservices

Where <server> corresponds to your web server address, and <port> corresponds to the port where you set up in your web server. (dswsbobje is the default name of the Query as a Web Service web application.)

An example URL is http://server01:8080/dswsbobje/qaawsservices.

For more information about the Business Objects component, Query as a Web Service, see the documentation at http://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/xir2PP/en/qaaws.pdf.

Tips: 

  • To specify a default value for a column parameter, select a Query and click .
  • Connections are stored in the connections.xml file and can be found by clicking the Application Data Directory link in Help | About.
  • You can specify a proxy server to use for Business Intelligence and NoSQL connections at Tools | Options | Database | Data Services.

 

Configure DB2 Client Connections

Setting up connections to the DB2 for LUW databases and DB2 for z/OS subsystems that Toad will manage requires two main steps.

Step 1. Configure DB2 client connections - Before you can create a connection profile, each of the databases or subsystems must be cataloged on the DB2 client. This topic helps you with that process.

Step 2. Create connection profiles - Step 2 involves creating Toad connection profiles for the cataloged DB2 databases or subsystems. Each profile contains the information that Toad needs to connect to the system, such as the user ID and password, DB2 registry settings, and the default schema. See Create Toad Connection Profiles for DB2 for more information.

Note: You must have a DB2 client installed before you can configure client connections and create connection profiles. Beginning with Toad Data Point 3.6, a DB2 client is no longer included in the product installation. Refer to IBM for information regarding a DB2 client download, http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/db2/linux-unix-windows/downloads.html, or consult your organization's IT department. For a list of supported DB2 client versions, see the Toad Data Point Release Notes.

If You Previously Used the Toad DB2 Client

If you previously used the Toad DB2 client installed with earlier versions of Toad Data Point, you may need to do the following:

  • Install a DB2 client from IBM and set it as the default. Because Toad no longer installs a client along with the product, you must now have a DB2 client from IBM installed to use your DB2 connections.
  • Transfer the catalog from the previous Toad DB2 client to your current default DB2 client. If you used the Toad DB2 client in a previous version of Toad, install a default DB2 client from IBM, and then transfer the catalog from the Toad client to the new default DB2 client. See Transfer a Catalog Any Time After Initial Setup.

To check default client

  • You may want to check that the correct client is set as the default, before you import a catalog to it. The default client is identified as such in the Start menu (Start | All Programs | IBM DB2). The default client has “(Default)” after the client name.

To specify default client

  • You can specify the default client using the Database Client Interface Selection Wizard (Start | All Programs | IBM DB2 client name | Database Client Interface Selection Wizard).

Use one of the following methods to catalog each of the databases or subsystems on the DB2 client.

Transfer a Catalog Any Time After Initial Setup

Use this method to transfer a catalog from another DB2 client on your machine to your default DB2 client. If you previously used the Toad DB2 client installed with the product in prior versions, use this method to transfer the catalog from the previous Toad DB2 client to your current default DB2 client.

To transfer a catalog any time after initial setup

  1. In the Connection Manager, click in the toolbar.

    Note: If the Client Configuration Wizard opens, Toad found only one DB2 client installed.

  2. From the DB2 Client list, select the name of the DB2 client whose catalog you want to transfer to your default DB2 client.

    This list contains all current previously installed DB2 clients on your computer, including the default DB2 client instance and any Toad DB2 client installations.

  3. Click OK.
  4. To create a connection in Toad for any of the transferred catalog entries, see Create Toad Connection Profiles for DB2.

Note: Toad for DB2 supports LDAP connections. See Configure DB2 LDAP Support for more information.

Maintain DB2 Client Connections

Additionally, Toad provides functionality to perform the following maintenance on the catalog you set up for the current DB2 client:

After you have set up the catalog on the current DB2 client, you can proceed to the second phase of the Toad connection setup. This phase involves creating Toad connection profiles for the cataloged DB2 databases or subsystems. See Create Toad Connection Profiles for DB2 for more information.

Configure DB2 LDAP Support

You can create DB2 Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) connections when the DB2 client installed with Toad is configured for LDAP. Configuring the client consists of enabling LDAP support and specifying the host name and port number of the LDAP server. Once the client is configured, Toad retrieves names from your LDAP server and displays them in the Database Alias list in the Connections window.

Notes:

  • You must configure LDAP support for the DB2 client installed with Toad regardless of whether an existing DB2 client on the computer is already configured to support LDAP.

  • Currently, Toad for DB2 supports only the access of DB2 LDAP catalog entries. Toad does not support the management of these entries.

To configure the DB2 client for LDAP

  1. Open the Command Window for the DB2 client installed with Toad by selecting Start | All Programs | IBM DB2 | <ToadCom, ToadEval, or ToadFree> | Command Line Tools | Command Window.

  2. Enter the following command to enable LDAP support:

    db2set DB2_ENABLE_LDAP=YES

  1. Enter the following command to specify the TCP/IP host name and port number of the LDAP server:

    db2set DB2LDAPHOST=<hostname[:port]>

    The port number defaults to 389 (default LDAP port) if you leave the port number blank.  

  1. Exit the Command window.

  2. Launch Toad and open the Connections window.

    Databases on the LDAP server should be available from the Database alias drop-down list in the Connections window. To complete the Toad connection setup, you must create a Toad connection profile for each database. See Create Toad Connection Profiles for DB2 for more information.

Create DB2 Connections

Setting up connections to the DB2 for LUW databases and DB2 for z/OS subsystems that Toad will manage requires two steps.

Step 1. Configure DB2 client connections - If you use a DB2 client each of the databases or subsystems must be cataloged on the client. See Configure DB2 Client Connections to learn how to catalog databases/subsystems.

Step 2. Create connection profiles - Step 2 involves creating Toad connection profiles for DB2 databases or subsystems that were either cataloged in the DB2 client or imported from your Data Server Driver configuration file. Each profile contains the information that Toad needs to connect to the system, such as the user ID and password, DB2 registry settings, and the default schema. If you use IBM DSD environment you can import your connection profile from a Data Server Driver configuration file.

Note: You must have a DB2 client installed before you can configure client connections and create connection profiles. Beginning with Toad Data Point 3.6, a DB2 client is no longer included in the product installation. Refer to IBM for information regarding a DB2 client download, http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/db2/linux-unix-windows/downloads.html, or consult your organization's IT department. For a list of supported DB2 client versions, see the Toad Data Point Release Notes.

Note: The default location of your Data Server Driver configuration file is in ...Program Data\IBM\DB2\IBMDBCL1\cfg. The default config filename is db2dsdriver.cfg.

Note: When you connect using IBM Data Server Driver the Database button and the toolbar option in Tools | LUW Database Options will not be available.

Click here to view a video about creating connections in Toad Data Point

Connection Using a Custom Connection String

You can also connect to your DB2 database/subsystem using a custom connection string.

  • Select Connect Using | Connection String in Connection Properties
  • Enter Database alias, Host name, Login, and Password and the connection string will be automatically updated according to what you enter
  • You can save a connection created using a custom connection string in your Connection Manager

If You Previously Used the Toad DB2 Client

If you previously used the Toad DB2 client installed with earlier versions of Toad Data Point, you may need to do the following:

  • Install a DB2 client from IBM and set it as the default client. Because Toad no longer installs a client along with the product, you must now have a DB2 client from IBM installed to use your DB2 connections.
  • Transfer the catalog from the previous Toad DB2 client to your current default DB2 client. If you used the Toad DB2 client in a previous version of Toad, install a default DB2 client from IBM, and then transfer the catalog from the Toad client to the new default DB2 client. See Configure DB2 Client Connections for more information.

Create Connection Profiles

Use one of the following methods to create Toad connection profiles:

Manage Connections

After you have completed both phases for configuring Toad connections to DB2 databases or subsystems, the Connections window lists all the configured connections, allowing you to perform the following:

  • Connect to and manage a DB2 database or subsystem through Toad

  • Troubleshoot connection issues

Note: Click to open the Client Configuration Wizard. See Configure DB2 Client Connections for more information.

Tip: Connections are stored in the connections.xml file and can be found by clicking the Application Data Directory link in Help | About.

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