DB2 is a commercial database from IBM. The DB2 database software is availble from IBM at:
Step 1: Obtain the Driver
Since the DB2 JDBC driver is not available in the central Maven repository, it must be placed into the local repository of each machine on which you wish to build uPortal.
As an alternative to this, you could set up a maven repository for use by multiple machines.
A JDBC DB2 driver is included in the DB2 software in the java subdirectory after DB2 installation has been performed. To install the JAR into your local maven repository, use the following command:
The groupId, artifactId and version specified in this command are up to you, but they should match the JAR vendor, name and version to avoid confusion down the road.
Step 2: Add the Dependency
From the uPortal source directory, open uPortal-4.x.x/pom.xml, there is a section about 92 lines down that reads:
Modify this to use the DB2 driver, using the group, artifact and version information from the mvn install:install-file command above.
Step 3: Configure the Database Filter
1. In the filters folder, locate the default local.properties file under uPortal-4.x.x/filters/local.properties and configure the Database Connection Settings
Step 4: Test the Configuration
Step 5: Build and Deploy
Following a successful test, you can execute the command below to build the database tables and copy files to your servlet container.
Step 6: Restart Tomcat
Issues and Known Bugs
Some people have encountered problems with database drivers with certain web application environments if the classes zip file is used as-is with the .zip file extension. Simply renaming the file to a .jar file seems to fix the problem. Alternatively, unzipping the classes file into a directory structure, then using the jar command to repackage the classes into a jar file works as well.