Using the Engine Tool

How to:


The Engine tool exposes the FOCUS ENGINE SET commands and enables you to enter ENGINE commands or connection attributes, and override parameters.

Note: The Engine tool is only used to create ENGINE statements. You are responsible for having the knowledge of the ENGINE SET command or the Connection Attribute needed.

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Procedure: How to Create an Engine Statement
  1. From the Procedure Viewer, click a component connector (yellow diamond), then click the Engine button on the Component Connector toolbox.


    Select Engine from the Insert menu.

    The ENGINE dialog box opens.

  2. Select an Engine from the Engine drop-down list or manually type in an Engine name.
  3. Enter either the Connection string or the SET parameters.
  4. Click the TEST button to check the ENGINE statement.
  5. Click OK to save the ENGINE statement in the Procedure Viewer.

    You may click the ENGINE file to update the existing ENGINE statement.

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Reference: ENGINE Dialog Box

The following image shows the Engine dialog box.

Engine dialog box

The ENGINE dialog box has the following fields:


Contains a list of current adapters for which ENGINE statements exist. This field can be edited. You may manually type a new engine name.


Contains any existing connections found in your environment.

SET parameters

Type a parameter statement.

For more information about Adapters, see the Adapter Administration for Windows, UNIX, OpenVMS, IBM i, and z/OS manual.