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How to setup DB2 database connection

This chapter will show you how you can connect to your own DB2 database through DB2 connection. Via DB2 it is possible to connect to different types of database servers. If the connection is successful, you can import contacts from your database to the Ozeki Bulk Messenger Software.

Step 1 - Create new database connection

The very first step is to create a new database connection. To do so, you need to click on Create new database connection button.

Create new database connection
Figure 1 - Create new database connection

Step 2- Type of database

With Ozeki Bulk Messenger software solution you are able to connect to different types of database servers. In the following figure you can see on which button you need to click to install a new DB2 connection.

Figure 2 - Click to DB2

Step 3 - Database connection details

There are two possible ways for giving the details: you can give the data below the General menu, or you can give the connection string below the Advanced menu. In case you give the connection string, it overwrites the data given below the General menu. In this example we give the connection string under the Advanced menu: Server=; Database=Sample; UID=admin; PWD=qwe123;
  • Server=; - this is the IP address of the database server
  • Database=Sample; - the name of the database that stores the contacts
  • User ID=admin; - the user ID you have to give
  • Password=qwe123; - the password to the system user

Connection string
Figure 3 - Connection settings

If the connection is successful, a green tick will appear under State. Click to the Open button to go to the details page of this connection

Figure 4 - Click to Open

The event log will show you if you have connected successfully.
Check the data below Event log

Event log
Figure 5 - Event log

Step 4 - Testing the database connection

If you click to the Test button, you can give the database table in which you store your contact lists.
Click to the Execute button to list the phone numbers that are stored in the given database's table.

Figure 5 - Test the database

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