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DB2 Developer's Guide, 5th Edition


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  • Copyright 2004
  • Edition: 5th
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32613-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32613-4

Learn the best techniques and tricks from expert author Craig Mullins. Apply these real-world pieces of advice, undocumented tips, solutions, projects, and techniques to your own database management system. Mullins gives you what you need to take your DB2 development to the next level.

Written by a developer for developers, DB2 Developer¿s Guide, Fifth Edition provides a solutions-oriented approach to learning the foundation and capabilities of this latest version of the world¿s number one database management system.


  • Implement innovative shortcuts, tips, tricks, techniques, and development guidelines to optimize all facets of DB2 development and administration
  • Understand the guidelines for binding DB2 application plans and packages
  • Use expert advice to implement distributed DB2 applications
  • Connect your DB2 databases to the World Wide Web
  • Review exhaustive coverage of V6 topics¿including triggers, user-defined functions, stored procedure extensions, predictive governing, hiperspace bufferpools, the REBUILD utility, the DSSIZE parameter, user-defined distinct types, auxiliary tables, and more
  • Read implementation information and guidance for large objects to store multimedia data¿such as audio, video, and images¿in your DB2 for OS/390 databases (BLOBs, CLOBs, DBCLOBs, and DB2 extenders)
  • Learn how and why to use the new EXPLAIN tables - DSN_STATEMNT_TABLE and DSN_FUNCTION_TABLE
  • Discover how to implement a procedural DBA function to manage triggers, stored procedures, and UDFs



The web content for the book is available here in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) format. You will need Adobe's Acrobat Reader to view these files. If you do not have the Acrobat Reader installed, you may go to Adobe Systems' web site to download this free reader.

Click on the links below to display the PDF file in a new window. Right-click on the link and select Save As if you want to download it to your hard drive.

Web content for the book in one bookmarked PDF file - 277 kb -- all.pdf

WEB 1: Special Consideration for DB2 Version 6 - 49 kb -- web1.pdf

WEB 2: Short Summary of DB2 V4 Through V6 Changes - 42 kb -- web2.pdf

WEB 3: Type 1 Indexes - 56 kb -- web3.pdf

APPENDIX A: DB2 Sample Tables - 63 kb -- appa.pdf

APPENDIX B: DB2 Tools Vendors - 56 kb -- appb.pdf

APPENDIX C: Valid DB2 Data Types - 44 kb -- appc.pdf

APPENDIX D: DB2 Limits - 50 kb -- appd.pdf

APPENDIX E: DB2 on Other Platforms - 57 kb -- appe.pdf

APPENDIX F: DB2 Version 7 Overview - 84 kb -- appf.pdf

APPENDIX G: DB2 Version 8 Overview - 66 kb -- appg.pdf

APPENDIX H: Reorganizing the DB2 Catalog - 54 kb -- apph.pdf

Sample Content

Online Sample Chapter

Using DB2 Functions

Table of Contents





1. The Magic Words.


2. Data Manipulation Guidelines.


3. Using DB2 Functions.


4. Using DB2 User-Defined Functions and Data Types.


5. Data Definition Guidelines.


6. DB2 Indexes.


7. Database Change Management and Schema Evolution.


8. Using DB2 Triggers for Integrity.


9. Large Objects and Object/Relational Databases.


10. DB2 Security and Authorization.




11. Using DB2 in an Application Program.


12. Dynamic SQL Programming.


13. Program Preparation.


14. Alternative DB2 Application Development Methods.


15. Using DB2 Stored Procedures.


16. The Procedural DBA.


17. DB2 and the Internet.




18. The Doors to DB2.


19. Data Sharing.


20. DB2 Behind the Scenes.


21. The Optimizer.


22. The Table-Based Infrastructure of DB2.


23. Locking DB2 Data.




24. Traditional DB2 Performance Monitoring.


25. Using EXPLAIN.


26. DB2 Object Monitoring Using the DB2 Catalog and RTS.




27. Tuning DB2's Environment.


28. Tuning DB2's Components.


29. DB2 Resource Governing.




30. An Introduction to DB2 Utilities.


31. Data Consistency Utilities.


32. Backup and Recovery Utilities.


33. Data Organization Utilities.


34. Catalog Manipulation Utilities.


35. Stand-alone Utilities and Sample Programs.


36. DB2 Commands.


37. DB2 Utility and Command Guidelines.


38. DB2 Contingency Planning.




39. Components of a Total DB2 Solution.


40. Organizational Issues.




41. DRDA.


42. Distributed DB2.


43. DB2 Connect.


44. Distribution Guidelines.


45. Data Warehousing with DB2.




Web 1. Special Consideration for DB2 Version 6.  


Web 2. Short Summary of DB2 V4 Through V6 Changes.  


Web 3. Type 1 Indexes.  




Appendix A. DB2 Sample Tables.  


Appendix B. DB2 Tools Vendors.  


Appendix C. Valid DB2 Data Types.  


Appendix D. DB2 Limits.  


Appendix E. DB2 on Other Platforms.  


Appendix F. DB2 Version 7 Overview.  


Appendix G. DB2 Version 8 Overview.  


Appendix H. Reorganizing the DB2 Catalog.  




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