Open the Database Development view. Right click on the Database Connections, select New. Create a DB2 for i5/OS connection. It will want a driver, but your dropdown will probably be empty. To the right of the driver dropdown is a tool button to create a new one. Do that.

Joe

I'm also having a problem with the connection profile. I get an empty
box when I try to Specify a Driver and Connection Details. I assume I
want to specify an i server here using the Toolbox driver.

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 2:50 PM, Smith, Mike
<Mike_Smith@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Joe,
I have been wanting to look at EGL, but I can't seem to find many examples/tutorials. I saw your article from the link below and thought I would give it a try. I am unable to create a connection profile.
I receive the following errors.
java.lang.AbstractMethodError: com.ibm.as400.access.AS400JDBCDatabaseMetaData.getJDBCMajorVersion()I
at org.eclipse.datatools.enablement.ibm.db2.internal.iseries.JDBCISeriesJDBCConnection.initVersions(JDBCISeriesJDBCConnection.java:60)
at org.eclipse.datatools.connectivity.DriverConnectionBase.internalCreateConnection(DriverConnectionBase.java:113)
at org.eclipse.datatools.connectivity.DriverConnectionBase.open(DriverConnectionBase.java:54)
at org.eclipse.datatools.connectivity.drivers.jdbc.JDBCConnection.open(JDBCConnection.java:73)
at org.eclipse.datatools.enablement.ibm.db2.internal.iseries.JDBCISeriesConnectionFactory.createConnection(JDBCISeriesConnectionFactory.java:27)
at org.eclipse.datatools.connectivity.internal.ConnectionFactoryProvider.createConnection(ConnectionFactoryProvider.java:83)
at org.eclipse.datatools.connectivity.internal.ConnectionProfile.createConnection(ConnectionProfile.java:359)
at org.eclipse.datatools.connectivity.ui.PingJob.createTestConnection(PingJob.java:76)
at org.eclipse.datatools.connectivity.ui.PingJob.run(PingJob.java:59)
at org.eclipse.core.internal.jobs.Worker.run(Worker.java:54)

I was wondering if you might have any idea whats happening.

Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Joe Pluta
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 8:52 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: EDT Article by Joe Pluta

EDT is the open source version of EGL. It will not replace RBD, which
is the bells and whistles for fee commercial offering. The commercial
offering supports a couple of major pieces that EDT does not: thin
client UI using JSF and generation of COBOL on the mainframe.

You can read a lot more about EDT on the EDT site.

As to getting started<author plug> you can get my book</author plug>.
It's written for RBD, but a lot of the stuff is very similar. There is
also at least one tutorial for EDT but I can't remember where it is.
<sheepish grin>

Joe

Joe Pluta has an article in IBM Systems Magazine on the EDT (EGL
Development Tooling) Eclipse project. I wanted to comment on the
article, but on the site I couldn't find a way. Hence this post.

I get confused with all the acronyms. How does EDT fit in with EGL
Community Edition?

I browsed around the EDT site and it looked like EDT encompassed the
entire RBD product (Rational Business Developer). Is that correct? Is
IBM planning to make money on support instead of selling RBD? Will it
be like the Java toolbox, with an officially supported IBM version
lagging a little behind?

If you want to convert an existing RBD project to EDT you had to make
some (maybe minor) changes because EDT has changed the syntax. Which
makes me wonder if IBM will roll those changes into RDP, or have the two
product already forked?

I admit EGL intrigues me, but I can't seem to find a whole lot of time
to read up on it or experiment. So much to learn, so little time when
you've got to keep the existing systems running.

Sam

Article link:
http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/ibmi/developer/general/egl_developement_tooling/

EDT page: http://www.eclipse.org/edt/
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