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DB2 Application Programming and Design

2,925 USD
5 Days
Classroom Training, Online Training
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This course is designed so that a student will gain an in-depth understanding of the concepts and appropriate use of data stored in IBM’s relational database DB2. Using DB2 data, the student will learn dynamic and embedded SQL along with the DB2 features that are used to improve the reliability and performance of applications.


This course is one step in the following Learning Journey:

  1. Mainframe Application Developer


Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
  • Comprehend SQL
  • Process DB2 data from application programs
  • Design batch and online programs
  • Code batch and online programs
  • Execute batch and online programs accessing DB2 data


  • Programmers


    • Working knowledge of batch COBOL programming


  • Introduction to DB2
    • Objectives Of Database Management Systems
      • Physical Independence
    • Access Independence
    • Data Independence
    • Benefit of Database Management Systems
    • Facilities Of Database Management Systems
      • Data Control
      • Transaction Control and Recovery
      • Data Integrity Controls
      • Utilities
    • A DB2 Database
      • Tables
      • Relationships
      • Columns
      • Indexes
      • Views
    • Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Basic SQL Statements
    • DB2 Naming Conventions
    • Common DB2 Data Formats
    • Column Types
    • Select statement processing, Order By
    • Where clauses
    • Create and dropping tables
    • Inserting Rows into a Table
    • Updating tables and deleting rows
    • Advanced where clause usage: In, Like, Between, Boolean Logic
    • Date Column processing and date functions
    • Joining Multiple Tables
    • Aggregate Functions and Column Functions
    • Group by and Having
    • Union
    • SubQueries (simple and correlated) and the use of Exists
    • Outer Join (Full, Left, Right)
  • Indexes
    • Purpose
    • Creating and Using
  • Referential Integrity
    • Primary and Foreign Keys
    • Referential Integrity DELETE RULES
    • Referential Integrity checking performed by DB2
  • Views
    • Simplify Coding
    • Separate physical structure of data from users
    • Implement column and row level security
  • Security
    • Grant and Revoke command for tables and plans
  • System Tables
    • DB2 system tables and how they can be used to research DB2 problems
  • Embedded DB2 Programming to Retrieve Data
    • Writing a program to read a single Row
    • Using DCLGEN’s
    • Compiling a COBOL program using DB2 data
    • Creating a Plan
    • Common Errors During The Bind Step
    • Running A Cobol Program That Uses DB2 Data
    • Common SQLCODE Errors While Running
  • Cursor Processing
    • Retrieving Multiple Rows from a Table with a Single Cursor
    • Multiple Cursors in a Program
    • Null Indicators
  • Embedded DB2 Programming to Modify Data
    • Inserting Rows
    • Updating Column values in rows with cursors
    • Deleting Rows
    • Creating a DCLGEN
  • Locks and Commits
    • Writing a program that does commits using with hold logic
    • Restarting a Program that issues commits
    • Deadlock avoidance
    • Isolation Level
  • Advanced Program Preparation Topics
    • Packages & Plans
    • Relationships Of Packages & Plans
    • Precompiler Options
    • Bind Package Options
    • Generating Explain Output and Interpreting the Results
  • DB2 and CICS
    • SQL Processing in CICS programs
    • Declare cursors with OPTIMIZE parameter
    • Browsing data in a CICS program
  • Additional Programming Topics as Time Permits
    • Alter table to add new columns
    • Value function
    • Load Utility
    • -904 SQL Code Explanation
    • Check Constraints
    • DB2 Generated Ids
    • Temporary Tables
    • User Defined Data Types
    • Triggers
    • User Written DB2 Functions
    • Stored Procedures
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