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
From the developerWorks archives
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.
This content is no longer being updated or maintained. The full article is provided "as is" in a PDF file. Given the rapid evolution of technology, some steps and illustrations may have changed.