What to Do First

Before you can do any development, you need to have an SQL database. Depending on your organization's standards, this may be done for you by your database administrator, network administrator or you may have to do it yourself.

The IBM software that you have installed determines what you do next:

Software Installed on the Client Machine Which Tool to Use
DB2 LUW Personal Edition or DB2 Express-C Use the Create Database tool to create a database.
DB2 LUW Workgroup or Enterprise Edition Use the Create Database tool to create a database. If you have DB2 LUW server software installed, this function can be performed directly from a client PC.