DB2 for i - DB Coding and Implementation Using DDS and CL Commands - OL62G

DB2 for i - DB Coding and Implementation Using DDS and CL Commands - OL62G


This is a basic course for individuals who create and maintain a DB2 UDB for i database.


You must be able to:

  • Use Program Development Manager (PDM) and Source Entry Utility (SEU) to enter source code into a source file
  • Use PDM to create an IBM i object from a source file member
  • Explain the function of DDS in defining files on the i
  • Use Data File Utility (DFU) to maintain a physical file


3 days.

Course Objectives

Learn how to code, create and maintain DB2 UDB for i physical and logical files using native Data Description Specifications (DDS) and Control Language (CL) commands. Build a DB2 UDB for i relational database foundation, if you intend to write application programs for the IBM i system, however the course does not address SQL implementation of DB2 UDB for i.

Learn many techniques that, if implemented, enhance the performance of applications using the database.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Code the DDS and create the physical and logical files necessary to implement a DB2 UDB for i relational database
  • Describe the advantages of a field reference file, code the necessary DDS and create a field reference file
  • Explain how the choices made while coding the DDS and creating the file affect the performance of the system and the programs using the files
  • Describe the considerations for using the DB2 UDB for i referential integrity and triggers

Course Content

The relational database model

Creating physical files

Creating logical files

Database performance considerations for application design

Database maintenance

DB2 UDB for i referential integrity

DB2 UDB for i triggers

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