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EMS Data Import FAQ


Please read this page attentively if you have questions about Data Import for DB2.



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Q: What is EMS Data Import for DB2?

A: EMS Data Import for DB2 is a powerful tool to import your data quickly from MS Access, MS Excel, DBF, TXT, CSV, XML, MS Excel  2007, MS Word 2007, HTML, ODF files to DB2 tables. It provides adjustable import parameters, including source data formats for all the fields and destination data formats for the selected fields, commit options, number of records to skip, etc. Data Import includes a wizard which allows you to set all the import options for different files visually, and a command-line utility to execute import in one-touch.



Q: What do I need to start working with EMS Data Import for DB2?

A: First of all, you must have a possibility to connect to some local or remote DB2 server to work with Data Import. You can download DB2 database server from http://www-306.ibm.com/software/data/db2/. Besides, you need your workstation to satisfy the system requirements for Data Import for DB2.



Q: What is the difference between the Import feature of SQL Manager for DB2 and the Data Import for DB2 utility?

A: First of all, Data Import for DB2 works faster as it is a considerably lighter application. Besides, it provides additional features for query building, namely:

  • import data to several tables simultaneously;
  • import data to tables selected from different databases;
  • the command-line version of the utility to import data using the configuration (template) file with all import settings;
  • automatically creates table structure.



Q: Are there any limitations implied in the trial version as compared with the full one?

A: Actually the trial version of the utility only allows you to import 20% of records into each table. With this limitation, you can test all the features implemented in Data Import for DB2 within the 30-day trial period.


 Note: There is a 100 records (instead of 20%) limitation when importing from CSV, TXT or MS Access files.



Q: What is the easiest way to configure the template files for the Data Import console application?

A: You can configure the template files for each table visually using the Data Import Wizard application. Set the required options and select the Tools | Save Template menu item. All the options will be saved to the template file which can be used by the console application.


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