1.Sign up for an account at http://pub400.com/signup.html

2. Download and extract jtopen which contains lib/jt400.jar driver for connecting to an IBM i http://jt400.sourceforge.net/

3. Download and install Netbeans https://netbeans.org/ .  I do the PHP bundle, but i believe they all have the Database module.

4. Go into the “services” tab under database and right click the Drivers folder and click “New Driver”Screen Shot 2016-08-20 at 7.30.57 PM.png

Find where you extracted JT400 and select lib/jt400.jar

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Press the “Find” button so it can find the AS400JDBCDriver class in the jar file and give the driver a name like “JT400 JDBC Driver”

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Right click the driver and click “connect using” Screen Shot 2016-08-20 at 7.36.33 PM.png

Fill out the connection wizard with your information given to you from PUB400.com

User Name: <Your username for PUB400>
Password: <Your password for PUB400>
JDBC URL: jdbc:as400://pub400.com/{replace curly bracket and this with your schema name}

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After clicking next, Select your Schema

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Give the connection a name

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Now you can connect to the DB2 for i in the cloud by right clicking the connection and pressing connect

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Now you have an easy to get to database connection to a sandbox DB2 for i!  Time to play with the temporal table support and other new enhancements for DB2!

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After connecting, your connection properties should show what settings are being used on the connection and even what version of the DB2.  In this case the server is on V7R2m0 :

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Step2 add CrUD features by modifying the connection property

JDBC JT400 setting to get CrUD and Show SQL features added in Netbeans with IBM DB2 for i