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Brings Laravel's database tools and Eloquent models to db2

dev-master 2017-09-13 19:10 UTC

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Last update: 2021-11-27 11:51:11 UTC


Use Laravel's database and Eloquent tools on DB2 with no fuss


This is a very very preliminary release of this package and should be used at your own risk. The code here does everything I need it to, but does not yet fully implement Laravel's database or Eloquent components. Suggestions are gratefully accepted. Pull Requests are even more gratefully accepted.


LaravelDB2Bridge is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT license, the same license Laravel uses.


LaravelDB2Bridge wraps PHP's native db2_* database functions to be called from Laravel. You must have the ibm_db2 extension installed to use this package.


Via Composer

$ composer require jtgrimes\laravel-db2-bridge

Once Composer has installed or updated your packages, you need to register LaravelDB2Bridge with Laravel itself. Open up /config/app.php and find the providers key towards the bottom and add:



When you use LaravelDB2Bridge, DB2 becomes just another database driver in Laravel. To configure your database, open /config/database.php and add the following to the connections array:

     'db2' => [
         'username'   => env('DB_USERNAME'),
         'password' => env('DB_PASSWORD'),
         'dbname'   => '*LOCAL',
         'options' => [
             'i5_libl' => 'QTEMP OTHERLIB ANOTHEROTHERLIB',
             'i5_naming' => 'DB2_I5_NAMING_OFF',

Obviously, you can tweak those settings to suit your needs. All of the connection options are available and can be set in the options array.


Use Laravel's database and Eloquent packages as you usually would.


Taylor Otwell wrote Laravel which is awesome, but he shares no blame for this package. Alan Seiden deserves a little blame for encouraging me to release this package. If you're running PHP on the IBM iSeries, he's the guy to hit up for help.