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DB2 9 Application Development exam 733 prep, Part 4: Embedded SQL programming

Build applications that interact with DB2

Roger E. Sanders (rsanders@netapp.com), Senior Manager - IBM Alliance Engineering, Network Appliance, Inc.
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Roger E. Sanders is a Senior Manager - IBM Alliance Engineering at Network Appliance, Inc. He has been designing and developing databases and database applications for more than 20 years and has been working with DB2 Universal Database since it was first introduced with OS/2 1.3 Extended Edition. He has written articles for IDUG Solutions Journal, Certification Magazine, and developerWorks, presented and taught classes at IDUG and RUG conferences, participated in the development of the DB2 certification exams, writes a regular column for DB2 Magazine and is the author of 9 books on DB2 UDB.
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Summary:  This tutorial introduces you to embedded SQL programming and walks you through how to construct an embedded SQL application. This tutorial introduces the process for converting one or more high-level programming language source code files containing embedded SQL into an executable application. This is the fourth in a series of nine tutorials designed to help you prepare for the DB2 Application Developer Certification exam (Exam 733).

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Date:  15 Feb 2007
Level:  Introductory PDF:  A4 and Letter (521 KB | 33 pages)Get Adobe® Reader®

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  • For more information on the DB2 9 Family Application Development Certification exam (Exam 733), see IBM DB2 Information Management -- Training and certification for information on classes, certifications available and additional resources.

  • As mentioned earlier, this tutorial is just one in a series of nine tutorials designed to help you prepare for the DB2 9 Family Application Development certification exam (Exam 733). The complete list of all tutorials in this series is provided below:
    • Database objects and programming methods
    • Data manipulation
    • XML data manipulation
    • Embedded SQL programming
    • ODBC/CLI programming
    • .NET programming
    • Java programming
    • Advanced programming
    • User-defined routines

  • Before you take the DB2 9 Application Development certification exam (Exam 733), you should have already taken and passed the DB2 9 Fundamentals certification exam (Exam 730). Use the DB2 9 Fundamentals certification prep tutorial series to prepare for that exam. A set of seven tutorials covers the following topics:
    • DB2 planning
    • DB2 security
    • Accessing DB2 data
    • Working with DB2 data
    • Working with DB2 objects
    • Data concurrency
    • Introducing Xquery

  • Use the DB2 V9 Database administration certification prep series to prepare for the DB2 9 Database Administration for Linux, UNIX, and Windows certification exam (Exam 731). A set of seven tutorials covers the following topics:
    • Server management
    • Data placement
    • Database access
    • Monitoring DB2 activity
    • DB2 utilities
    • High availability: Backup and recovery
    • High availability: Split mirroring and HADR

  • You can learn more about database objects and client and server application development from the DB2 Information Center. In particular, look to these sections:
    • Administration guide: Implementation
    • SQL reference guide
    • Getting started with database application development
    • Developing embedded SQL applications
    • Developing Java applications
    • Developing Perl and PHP applications
    • Developing SQL and external routines

  • The DB2 Message Reference can provide useful information about SQL return code values.

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