DB2 SQL PL: Essential Guide for DB2 UDB on Linux™, UNIX®, Windows™, i5/OS, and z/OS, 2nd Edition

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by Zamil Janmohamed, Clara Liu, Drew Bradstock, Raul F. Chong, Michael Gao, Fraser McArthur, Paul Yip.

Published: 15 Nov 2004
ISBN: 978-0-13-147700-1

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DB2 SQL PL, Second Edition shows developers how to take advantage of every facet of the SQL PL language and development environment. The authors offer up-to-the-minute coverage, best practices, and tips for building basic SQL procedures, writing flow-of-control statements, creating cursors, handling conditions, and much more. Along the way, they illuminate advanced features ranging from stored procedures and triggers to user-defined functions.

The only book to combine practical SQL PL tutorials and a detailed syntax reference, DB2 SQL PL, Second Edition draws on the authors' unparalleled expertise with SQL PL in real business environments. Coverage includes

    • Using SQL PL to improve manageability and performance, while clearly separating DBA and development roles
    • Writing more efficient stored procedures, triggers, user-defined functions (UDFs), and dynamic compound SQL
    • Identifying SQL PL performance bottlenecks--and resolving them
    • Leveraging new language enhancements for Windows, UNIX, and Linux: improved table function support, session based locking, nested save points, new prepare options, and more
    • Using new features for iSeries V5R3: built-in string and date/time manipulation functions, SEQUENCE objects, and more
    • Utilizing zSeries Version 8's integrated stored procedures debugging and improved SQL Conditions support
    • Mastering DB2 Development Center, the unified development environment for creating DB2 stored procedures

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