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Guide to DB2: A User's Guide to the IBM Product IBM Database 2 (a Relational Database Management System for the MVS Environment) and Its Major Companion Products

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Updates the comprehensive user's guide to IBM's popular relational database software for mainframe computers, to describe the latest version, 2.3. Explains all the key components of the DB2 environment including the IBM "solution frameworks" AD/cycle, and the information warehouse, in which DB2 plays a pivotal role. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201558210
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 1/1/1993
  • Edition description: 4th ed
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.61 (w) x 9.53 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 DB2: A Relational System 3
Ch. 2 System Structure and Operating Environments 21
Ch. 3 Basic Objects and Operators 47
Ch. 4 Data Definition 67
Ch. 5 Data Manipulation I: Retrieval Operations 79
Ch. 6 Data Manipulation II: Retrieval Operations (continued) 101
Ch. 7 Data Manipulation III: Update Operations 141
Ch. 8 The Catalog 151
Ch. 9 Views 163
Ch. 10 Security and Authorization 185
Ch. 11 Integrity 205
Ch. 12 Application Programming I: Embedded SQL 233
Ch. 13 Application Programming II: Transaction Processing 257
Ch. 14 Application Programming III: Dynamic SQL 285
Ch. 15 Storage Structure 295
Ch. 16 Administration Facilities 313
Ch. 17 Distributed DB2: Concepts and Facilities 337
Ch. 18 Related Products: An Overview 355
Ch. 19 AD/Cycle Tools 373
Ch. 20 Information Warehouse Tools 393
Appendix A: The Relational Model 435
Appendix B: Date and Time Support 447
Appendix C: Syntax of SQL Data Manipulation Operations 463
Appendix D: DB2 System Tables 469
Appendix E: DB2 and the SQL Standard 475
Appendix F: Bibliography 487
Appendix G: Abbreviations and Acronyms 491
Index 495
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