Before you start
Thinking about seeking certification on DB2 SQL Procedure Developer (Exam 735)? If so, you've landed in the right spot. This series of six DB2 certification preparation tutorials covers all the basics -- the topics you'll need to understand before you read the first exam question. Even if you are not planning to seek certification right away, this set of tutorials is a great place to start learning all about database development for DB2 V9.5.
This tutorial introduces you to advanced SQL features you need to understand to fully utilize DB2 9.5. Get an introduction to
This is the fifth in a series of six tutorials you can use to help prepare for the DB2 9.5 SQL Procedure Developer exam 735. The material in this tutorial primarily covers the objectives in Section 5 of the test, which is entitled "Advanced SQL Features." See Resources.
- Learn how you can use global temporary tables
- Understand how to use hierarchical queries and the MERGE statement
- See how you can use ADMIN_CMD routine to perform administration task within stored procedures
- Discover how the GET_DIAGNOSTICS statement can help you with error handling
- Understand SAVEPOINTS and the use of XML technology in stored procedures
This tutorial is written for Linux®, UNIX®, or Windows® database developers or administrators, whose skills and experience are at a beginning to intermediate level. You should have a general familiarity with using a UNIX or Windows command-line shell and a working knowledge of DB2 and SQL commands.
The examples in this tutorial are specific to DB2 9.5 running on a Windows operating system. The concepts and information provided are relevant to DB2 running on any distributed platform.
You do not need a copy of DB2 9.5 to complete this tutorial. However, you will get more out of the tutorial if you download the free trial version of IBM DB2 9.5 to work along with this tutorial.