Connecting with PDO IBM

In Scriptcase, we have the following drivers available for connection to DB2: DB2 PDO ODBC, PDO IBM, DB2, DB2 Native ODBC, DB2 ODBC Generic and DB2 ODBC Generic 6 or Below. If you are using your own, pre-configured environment, DB2 extensions must be manually enabled in PHP.


Before proceeding with this documentation, check your PHP architecture. In order for drivers to be enabled correctly, files must be downloaded according to the used architecture.

  • In your Scriptcase, there is the file info.php, access it by the URL:, where you will find the information regarding the architecture in phpinfo().

NOTE: If you are using Scriptcase’s automatic installer, the PHP architecture will be the same as the one you downloaded. Download the IBM Data Server Runtime Client according to your PHP architecture.

PHP Architecture

  • Architecture x86 = 32 bits
  • Architecture x64 = 64 bits

Listed below are the files required for DB2 drivers to be enabled.

Required files:


  • IBM Data Server Runtime Client 11.5(x64): Click here


  • IBM Data Server Runtime Client 11.5(x86): Click here

Other Files

  • PHP extensions (PHP_PDO_IBM and PHP_IBM_DB2): Click here

Configuring PDO IBM on Windows

Before installing the IBM Data Server Runtime Client, you need to enable the extensions in PHP for Scriptcase to recognize the DB2 connection drivers. Follow them steps below to correctly enable all drivers in Scriptcase.

IMPORTANT: If you are using Scriptcase’s automatic installer, the extensions are already enabled in PHP, requiring only the installation of the client. Proceed to item 3.

1 - Extract the .zip file and copy the downloaded php_pdo_ibm and php_ibm_db2 .dll extension files previously to your PHP ext folder.

2 - In the php.ini file, located in C:\php, add the lines referring to the DB2 extensions php_pdo_ibm and php_ibm_db2. See the example below:


Enabling DB2 extensions

3 - After downloading, follow the installation wizard by clicking on next, keeping the default values of the installer.

DB2 DsDriver configuration

4 - Accept the terms and proceed with the installation.

DB2 DsDriver configuration

5 - Click Next, to keep the default values of the installer.

DB2 DsDriver configuration

6 - Click Install, to start the installation process.

DB2 DsDriver configuration

7 - Click Finish to complete the installation.

DB2 DsDriver configuration

8 - Restart the Apache service using the Task Manager.

  • Open the Task Manager and click on the Services tab.

  • Search for the ApacheScriptcase9php73 service and right click on this service, then Restart.

Restarting Apache

Creating a Connection in Scriptcase

See below how to create a connection in your Scriptcase project, using the enabled Driver and the DB2 database.

1 - Access a project from your Scriptcase.

2 - Click the New Connection icon to create a connection

Creating a new connection

or access the Database > New connection menu.

Creating a new connection

After that, a screen will appear with all database connections.

3 - Select the DB2 connection.

Selecting the database connection


Enter the parameters for connecting to your database as follows:

Connecting to the database

  • Connection name: Define the name of your new connection. By default, Scriptcase adds the prefix conn along with the database name.

  • DBMS Driver: Select the Driver for connection. In this example, we use Driver PDO IBM.

  • Server/Host (Name or IP): Enter the IP or domain of the server where the database is installed.
  • EX: or

  • Port: Enter the port to connect to DB2. By default, the defined port is 50000.

  • Database Name: Enter the name of the database you will connect to.

  • Schema: Inform the Scheme of specific tables created for the use of the informed user.
    • This item is optional if you do not have a schema configured in your database .
  • Username: Inform the user to authenticate the connection to your database.

  • Password: Enter the password to complete the authentication process.

  • Test connection: Click this button to get a response to the Scriptcase request to find out if the parameters entered are correct.

Testing the database connection


Accessing this tab, you can configure which Database items will be displayed on the connection, depending on the owner or not.

Filtering the database connection


It allows the connection to see tables, views, system tables and procedures depending on the items selected by the user. By default, the items Tables and Views are already selected by Scriptcase.

  • Tables: Selecting this option, the tables in your database will be displayed.
    • By default, Scriptcase enables this option .
  • Views: By selecting this option, the views of your database will be displayed.
    • By default, Scriptcase enables this option .
  • System Tables: Selecting this option, the system tables of your database will be displayed.

  • Procedures: By selecting this option, the procedures of your database will be displayed.


Allows you to define which tables and owners are displayed.

  • Tables: You can define in this option which tables will be displayed. The configuration can contain a PREFIX%% or name of the tables to display.
    • By default, Scriptcase leaves this option empty .
    • EX:

    Example of using the prefix

  • Owner: Inform the user who sees the tables informed for display.
    • User must be capitalized as in the example above .
  • View: Choose whether tables for the informed owner are displayed.

NOTE: By using table filtering, you eliminate unnecessary tables for your project and improves the performance of your database connection.


In this tab, you have access to specific settings for the connection. The settings made in this session impact the data display and application performance.

Advanced database connection configuration

  • client_encoding: Select the encoding used in your database. In the example above, we use client_encoding UTF-8.
    • By default, this option is left blank by Scriptcase .
  • Decimal Separator: Select the type of separator for decimal records, between comma and period.
    • By default, the . dot is selected as a separator .
  • Persistent Connection: Define whether connections will be closed after the execution of your scripts in Scriptcase applications.
    • By default, Scriptcase disables this option .
  • Use the schema before the table name: Define whether the database schema will be displayed before the table names.
    • By default, Scriptcase enables this option .

Doubts or Connection Problems?

Contact our Support Team in case of connection problems or questions regarding this database.