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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Any good DB2 Interfaces

    Hi just a quick question.

    I've been Using MYSQL and I'm used to Powerful interfaces like Yog and MYSQL Front. I've gotten DB2 and I don't find the DB2 Administration tools very useful as a front end for Working with the Database.

    Are their any "Free" DB2 "Front Ends" that give you more controll out there?

    Thanks

  2. #2
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    There aren't any good ones for free but you can try DB2 Monitor (search google with the string DB2 Monitor).

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    maybe you can try with Quest's Toad for UDB

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    Another one is Db ARTISAN from Embarcado.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAYANTA_DATTA
    Another one is Db ARTISAN from Embarcado.
    It's not free.
    M. A. Feldman
    IBM Certified DBA on DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
    IBM Certified DBA on DB2 for z/OS and OS/390

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcus_A
    It's not free.
    But as he wants something good I feel he needs to pay for that.
    Db Artisan seems to be very user friendly. We are using that.

    Thx,
    Jay

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAYANTA_DATTA
    But as he wants something good I feel he needs to pay for that.
    Db Artisan seems to be very user friendly. We are using that.

    Thx,
    Jay
    The OP specifically asked for a "free" tool. DBArtisan is very expensive.
    M. A. Feldman
    IBM Certified DBA on DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
    IBM Certified DBA on DB2 for z/OS and OS/390

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    Oh....My....God....I did not know about Toad!!!, Man TOAD Rules, I'm using it for mysql and mssql as well as DB2. I've never seen anything as good as that for Free I can't believe it!

    Thank you so much murali_sb!! and everyone else that posted a reply and tried to help. Toad is Amazing now I can get more done Without having to spend and Arm and a Leg.

    Peace all.

    Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by acudetox
    Oh....My....God....I did not know about Toad!!!, Man TOAD Rules, I'm using it for mysql and mssql as well as DB2. I've never seen anything as good as that for Free I can't believe it!

    Thank you so much murali_sb!! and everyone else that posted a reply and tried to help. Toad is Amazing now I can get more done Without having to spend and Arm and a Leg.

    Peace all.

    Kevin
    It is free for now, but eventually they will start charging for it.
    M. A. Feldman
    IBM Certified DBA on DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
    IBM Certified DBA on DB2 for z/OS and OS/390

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    i've been using toad... it's a good FREE tool... but if you want better tools, you need to pay for them
    There are 10 kinds of people,
    those who know binary and those who don't.

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/rtitong

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    Seems like Quest indeed started to charge for Toad: $870/seat (with as alternative a free trial version for only 30 days ...)
    Last edited by Peter.Vanroose; 02-05-06 at 10:24.
    --_Peter Vanroose,
    __IBM Certified Database Administrator, DB2 9 for z/OS
    __IBM Certified Application Developer
    __ABIS Training and Consulting
    __http://www.abis.be/

  12. #12
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    One tool worthwhile to check is DBVisualizer (http://www.minq.se/products/dbvis/) from Minq Software. There is two versions of it, Free and Personal. The free version is ofcourse limited on features compared to Personal edition.

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