Configuring DB2 Connect on IBM z/OS and s/390 Platforms

IBM DB2 Connect does not support the option of automatically disconnecting when an application using it receives an interrupt request.

When the native database uses DB2 Connect workstation, then you must change the setting of the parameter INTERRUPT_ENABLED. You must change the parameter on any Oracle Business Intelligence computer if the database or any data source resides on IBM DB2 on a mainframe running z/OS or s/390 platforms.


If IBM DB2 is used, DB2 Connect must be installed on the Oracle BI Server computer. The version of DB2 Connect must match the most recent DB2 instance that was configured as a data source.

  1. Configure a database alias to use as the native CLI Data Source Name, for example, create a new database entry using DB2 Configuration Assistant.
  2. Using the database alias you created and the name of the actual target DB2 database, set the INTERRUPT_ENABLED parameter using the following syntax:
    uncatalog dcs db local_dcsname catalog dcs db local_dcsname as target_dbname parms \",,INTERRUPT_ENABLED\"


    • local_dcsname represents the local name of the host or database, the database alias name.

    • target_dbname represents the name of database on the host or database system.


      Ensure that you use backslashes to pass the quotation marks as part of the string.

      The following example uses an OS390 DB2 instance:

      uncatalog dcs db DB2_390
      catalog dcs db DB2_390 as Q10B parms \",,INTERRUPT_ENABLED,,,,,\"
      catalog database DB2_390 as DB2_390 at node NDE1EF20 authentication dcs