DCLGEN (declarations generator)

Your program should declare the tables and views that it accesses. The Db2 declarations generator, DCLGEN, produces these DECLARE statements for C, COBOL, and PL/I programs, so that you do not need to code the statements yourself. DCLGEN also generates corresponding host variable structures.

DCLGEN generates a table or view declaration and puts it into a member of a partitioned data set that you can include in your program. When you use DCLGEN to generate a table declaration, Db2 gets the relevant information from the Db2 catalog. The catalog contains information about the table or view definition and the definition of each column within the table or view. DCLGEN uses this information to produce an SQL DECLARE TABLE statement for the table or view and a corresponding PL/I or C structure declaration or COBOL record description.