Connect to an IBM DB2 database (Power Query)

Note: Power Query is known as Get & Transform in Excel 2016. Information provided here applies to both. To learn more, see Get & Transform in Excel 2016.

Before you can connect to an IBM DB2 database, you need the IBM DB2 Data Server Driver installed on your computer (minimum requirement is the IBM Data Server Driver Package (DS Driver)). Select the driver that matches your Power Query installation (32-bit or 64-bit).

Warning:  There are known issues reported by IBM installing the IBM DB2 Data Server Driver on Windows 8. If you are using Windows 8 and want to connect to IBM DB2 using Power Query, you need to follow additional installation steps. For more information about the IBM DB2 Data Server Driver on Windows 8, see

To connect to an IBM DB2 database:

  1. In the POWER QUERY ribbon tab, click From Database > From IBM DB2 Database.

    Get External Data from a Database
  2. In the IBM DB2 Database dialog box, in Server Name specify the IBM DB2 Database Server to connect to.

  3. If you want to import data using native database query, specify your query in the SQL Statement box. For more information, see Import Data from Database using Native Database Query.

  4. Click OK.

  5. If the IBM DB2 server requires database user credentials:

    1. In the Access a Database dialog box, enter your username and password.

    2. Click Connect.

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