How to Connect to Ingres

Connect to an Informix Server

The connection dialog is explained here.

Start Ingres visual dba from c:\Program Files\Actian\IngresII\ingres\bin\vdba.exe Find out the Ingres instance and database from the Ingres Visual DBA. Here you can see the users and databases. If you have installed the server on Windows, the users and passwords are typically the Windows users.
Informix Visual DBA

You can also connect using Ingres users. Right-click the user and choose Alter user. In the next dialog choose 'Show Advanced' and 'Security'.
Connect using Informix User

Connect from DbSchema to Ingres. The instance is configured during installation ( typical II ).
How to connect from DbSchema to Ingres

In DbSchema connection dialog you may use the 'JDBC URL' tab to set further connection parameters, including the timezone specification, date format, money format. Sample: ;TZ=EUROPE-CENTRAL;DATE_FMT=GERMAN;DECIMAL=.;MNY_FMT=L:$

Tip Firewalls & anti-viruses may block database connections. Read How to enable Firewall connections.

Short Tutorial on Installing Ingres

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Start the installation, accept the license agreement...Choose your configuration type:
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Installation Mode (Express / Advanced):

Installation Mode

Component Selection:

Component Select

Start the installation:

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