Use SQL descriptors to extend DB2 for i database applications

Learn how to use SQL descriptors and their advantages

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Scott Forstie and Tony Poirier

Date archived: January 13, 2017 | First published: November 05, 2008

The SQLDA (SQL descriptor area) is the tried and true mechanism for SQL applications to provide and receive detail and data. The SQLDA was not designed to accommodate many of the recent extensions, attributes, and capabilities found within IBM® DB2® for i. The SQL descriptor support was added to DB2 for i on V5R4. Discover how this exciting extension to the SQL support allows application programs new ways to solve problems under the comforting umbrella of the DB2 standardized solution.

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