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Dashboard using IBM DB2 database

How to create dashboard using IBM DB2 database

Create IBM DB2 reporting dashboards

This article will address the following topics as well

  • How to create IBM DB2 dashboards ?
  • How to build online reporting dashboards for your business?

 Easy Dashboard Reporting with IBM DB2

InfoCaptor works with DB2 database using either PHP PDO drivers or JDBC drivers

InfoCaptor JDBC with IBM DB2

Are you using IBM DB2 for your data marts or data-warehouse? If so, build your Free IBM DB2 kpi dashboard software.



Excel/CSV Data

dashboard example

 Benefits of IBM DB2 database dashboard

Instant Visibility. A IBM DB2 dashboard visually summarizes all the important metrics you have selected to track, to give you a quick-and- easy overview of where everything stands. With real-time IBM DB2 reporting reporting, it’s a live view of exactly how your marketing campaign is performing.

  • Better Decision Making
  • Gain Competitive Advantage
  • Enhance Collaboration
  • Spotting potential problems
  • Merge with data from Excel Dashboards
  • Live SQL against database
  • No need for Data-warehouse or ETL
  • Leverage the speed and stability of your powerful database.

Check out the Top 10 Tangible benefits of Excel dashboards

“Five minutes into using InfoCaptor and you will know that you found a mission critical product. InfoCaptor helps you see your data from different angles like a CSI investigator on a crime scene. It helps visualize endless data, perform real time analysis and tell you where to focus your attention, what are the opportunities to invest your capital. The return on your InfoCaptor investment is guaranteed on your first project”

Steps to build IBM DB2 database dashboard

 How to create IBM DB2 database connection

IBM DB2 supports both ODBC and JDBC connections. To work with Databases, you would need the following Connection details like

  • IBM DB2 server IP or name
  • IBM DB2 database name
  • IBM DB2 port number
  • IBM DB2 user and password

Check out the InfoCaptor IBM DB2 connection details

How to build IBM DB2 pivot table for dashboard reporting

InfoCaptor provides powerful visual analytics for IBM DB2 and you simply point to the table in your IBM DB2 schema or database. Pick your columns and put them in rows or columns.

One of the first things to do for data analysis is to browse your IBM DB2 reporting data and chart different varieties of Pivot Tables. Pivot tables is one of the simple and yet powerful visualizations. InfoCaptor’s entire visualization engine is based on pivot tables. Check the detail steps on how to build Pivot Tables views for IBM DB2 data

 Create bar charts and line charts for IBM DB2 reporting tables and views

Once you have a visual clue about your IBM DB2 data using pivot tables, it becomes very easy to convert into bar chart, line chart or any other chart. Check this picture, how IBM DB2 data is visually mapped between pivot table and bar chart

 Create Advanced d3.js charts for IBM DB2 tables and views

While you can create pivot tables and bar charts that are very common display types for majority of dashboard reporting, InfoCaptor liberates you from the basic chart types by providing advanced d3js based hierarchical visualizations. Your IBM DB2 reports can easily incorporate circle pack, sunburst, cluster and treemap diagrams. Sankey Flow diagram for your DB2 analytics data is also an excellent choice for quick data analysis.

 Add IBM DB2 based analysis/report to dashboard view

  • Once you are happy with your analysis in the visualizer you can add it to the dashboard
  • Keep adding as many analysis you need to the IBM DB2 reporting dashboards
  • Add dashboard parameters to the IBM DB2 reporting page

 Finalize and Publish your IBM DB2 reporting dashboard

Once you are done with the dashboard, you can share the dashboard with ohter users.

  • Public sharing: Share dashboard as public URL
  • Inivite users to your group and share it via group
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