You can access data using a rich set of interfaces to files, databases and other programs. APL2 file processors provide several views of operating system files: record-oriented, byte stream or formatted for APL2 objects in binary form. Access IBM Db2®, and on workstations, access any ODBC database or tool. Interface directly to Windows system tools and share data through COM or DDE protocols. You can call programs written in C, Rexx, and other languages as if they were subroutines of APL2.