DB2 Universal Database commands by example

DB2 command cheat sheets

The DB2 UDB SQL Reference and Command Reference manuals tell you the syntax for all the DB2 commands, but these manuals do not always have examples of each command. These "cheat sheets" provide examples of commands going against the SAMPLE database (in either partitioned or non-partitioned mode).

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Sylvia Qi (sylviaq@ca.ibm.com), WebSphere Application Server function Verification Tester, IBM Toronto

Sylvia F. Qi currently works at the IBM Toronto Lab as a WebSphere Application Server function verification tester. Prior to this, she worked as a DB2 UDB Level 2 support engineer for six years. Sylvia is an IBM certified DB2 UDB administrator and application developer. She holds a bachelor of Computer Science degree from McGill University. She is an active contributing author of IBM developerWorks. Sylvia recently co-authored a book called Understanding DB2 - Learning Visually with Examples (ISBN 0131859161).



Michael Dang (dangm@ca.ibm.com), DB2 UDB Database Administrator, IBM Toronto

Michael D. T. Dang currently works for IBM Global Services as a Senior DB2 UDB Database Administrator. He has worked at IBM for eight years. Michael is an IBM certified DB2 UDB administrator and application developer and is an active contributing author to IBM developerWorks.



10 June 2004

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IBM® DB2® Universal Database ™ (UDB) for Linux™, UNIX® and Windows® is a very powerful database with many functionalities and capabilities. You can administer IBM DB2 UDB either from the command line or through IBM DB2 UDB's lineup of GUI interfaces. If you really want to learn and understand how IBM DB2 UDB works, you will probably want to use the command line to work with IBM DB2 UDB.

Have you ever looked at a command syntax diagram and wondered how it would work in your environment? Have you ever looked up the syntax for a particular command, found it, read it, and still wished that there were some examples to make it more clear and easier to understand? If you answered "yes" to both questions, then you have come to the right place.

The purpose of the cheat sheets is to provide comprehensive examples for every single system and command line processor (CLP) command available for IBM DB2 UDB V8.2. The best way to learn and understand a concept is to learn BY EXAMPLE. However, note that the cheat sheets are not intended to replace the IBM DB2 UDB Command Reference. These examples should be used as complementary reference material to the IBM DB2 UDB manuals. If used properly, these examples can go a long way in helping you understand DB2 and can improve your efficiency with IBM DB2 UDB commands.


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Command Line Processor examples (PDF)CLPCommands_v8.1.pdf  ( HTTP | FTP )546KB
DB2 system command examples (PDF)systemCommands.pdf  ( HTTP | FTP )371KB

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