DB2's object-relational highlights, User-defined structured types and object views in DB2

Part 1 of a 2-part series on the object-relational features available in DB2 Version 7 and later

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Kathryn Zeidenstein

Date archived: January 13, 2017 | First published: October 11, 2001

Describes support in DB2 Version 7 for user-defined structured types and other object-oriented features such as inheritance, methods, object identifiers, navigation by reference, and dynamic dispatch of methods (polymorphism). Index extensions allow user-defined indexing specifications to be created on structured and distinct type data for improved performance. JDBC 2.0 and SQLJ Part 2 support provide a tighter integration between the programming environment and the database server.

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