Sui is a Java application and as such it requires a Java Virtual machine (JVM) installed to be able to execute. Sui requires at least Java 7 . A JVM can be freely downloaded from www.javasoft.com .There are two different versions of the JVM, the JDK (Java Development kit) and the JRE (Java Runtime environment). For Sui the JRE, that have a smaller footprint, is sufficient. To install the JRE go to the Java soft homepage and select the appropriate JRE for your operating system, download it and follow the instructions to install it.
Sui consists of two jar files. Sui.jar and SuiExtras.jar. Download these two files from the download page. Make sure you download the files to the same folder (directory). If you have java installed and have a file association for .jar files to java you just need to double click on Sui.jar to start Sui. Otherwise you need to start Sui from a command prompt by issuing: java -jar Sui.jar.
For the windows platform you can opt to install Sui using a windows installer. The recommended approach is though to use the approach described above. To use the windows installer:
- Download the file Setup.msi from www.sui.nu/setup.msi Launch the file and follow the instructions.
- Download Sui.jar and SuiExtras.jar. Copy these files to the installation directory
- After the installation launch Sui from the program menu (start->Program)
Sui Getting Started
This section contains a brief description on how to get started with Sui. For Further details please refer to the user-guide. When you successfully have installed and started Sui the next step is to establish a connection to your database. If this is the first time you start Sui and you will be prompted by a screen like this:
Press Yes if you want to a Database Connection.
Setting up a database Connection conists of Three parts:
1) Add the JDBC driver
2) Add the database vendor specific JDBC Jar file
3) Add the database URL
In the video below a database Connection is set up to DB2 database.