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DB2 Application Programming and Design in C

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This course is designed for C Programmers interested in gaining an in-depth understanding of the concepts and appropriate use of data stored in IBM’s relational database DB2. Using DB2 data, students will learn dynamic and embedded SQL along with the DB2 features that are used to improve the reliability and performance of applications. Students will learn how to configure a working DB2 development environment using makefiles, and will review DB2 samples illustrating dynamic and embedded SQL programming using the C programming language on various operating system platforms. Students will perform hands on exercises throughout the course.


Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
  • Understand SQL
  • Process DB2 data from application programs written in C
  • Configure a working DB2 development environment for a C programming platform
  • Develop dynamic and embedded SQL programs in C




    Working knowledge of (ANSI) C 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)
    • A DB2 SubSystem
      • System Services
      • IRLM
      • Database Services
      • DDF
    • DB2 Security
    • Configuring a Development Environment for the DB2 C sample programs
      • Modifying Makefiles to reflect the environment of your choice
      • Configuring a DB2 test database
    • Creating the DB2 Sample Database
  • Basic SQL Statements
    • DB2 Naming Conventions
    • Common DB2 Data Formats
    • Column Types
    • Calculations – Expressions
    • Literals
    • Distinct
    • Concatenation
    • DATE & TIME
    • Date & Time Functions
    • Search & Sort
    • Column Functions
    • Summary of Functions
    • SQL Statements Invocations
      • Invoking Executable and non-Executable Statements from C
  • C Program Preparation
    • Programming a Standalone Applications
    • Include Files in C
    • Embedded SQL Statements in C
    • Host Variables in C
    • Supported SQL Data Types in C
    • Writing and Registering Routines
    • Include Files for C Routines
    • SQL Data Type Handling in C Routines
    • Building C Applications on Various Operating System Platforms
    • Building the DB2 C Sample Programs
    • Configuring Database and Database Manager Parameters
    • Connecting and Disconnecting from a Database
    • Connecting and Disconnecting from Multiple Databases
  • Updating Tables
    • Creating a Table
    • Deleting a Table
    • Inserting from Another Table
    • Updating a Table
    • Deleting Rows
    • RULES
    • Working with C Programs that Demonstrate Basic Database Operations
      • Using a Database
      • Using Database Objects
      • Modifying Table Data
      • Reading Tables
      • Reorganizing a Table
      • Moving Table Data
      • Using a Declared Temporary Variable
  • Advanced SQL
    • Join Predicates
    • Correlation Variable
    • Joining 3 Tables
    • Using Join Clause
    • Full Outer Join
    • Left Outer Join
    • Right Outer Join
    • Outer Join
    • Unions
    • Summarizing Columns By Groups
    • Subquery Rules
    • Subquery
    • Using the MERGE Statement from C
    • Loading Data Returned from a Select Statement into a Table
  • C Programming at the DB2 Instance Level
    • Attaching/Detaching from an Instance
    • Getting/Setting Instance Level Information
    • Capturing a Snapshot at the Instance Level
    • Stopping and Starting the Current Local Instance
  • C Programming at the Table Space and Table Level
    • Creating and Dropping Buffer Pools
    • Creating and Dropping Table Spaces
    • Getting Information at the Table Space Level
    • Working with Table Constraints
    • Creating, Altering, and Dropping Tables
    • Using Identify Columns
    • Getting and Setting Table Level Information
  • Indexes and Data Type Level C Programming
    • Prevent Duplicates
    • Improve Performance
    • Organize Data in the Table
    • Loading and Importing Data Format Extensions from C
    • Reading and Writing LOB Data
    • Creating, Using, and Dropping Hierarchies of Structured Types from C
    • Creating, Using, and Dropping Typed Tables from C
  • Referential Integrity
    • Referential Integrity DELETE RULES
    • Referential Integrity checking performed by DB2
    • Using a Trigger on a Table from C
    • Working with Table Constraints from C
    • Checking Architectural Integrity Using the DB2 API
  • Views
    • Simplify Coding
    • Separate physical structure of data from users
    • Implement column and row level security
    • Using an “INSTEAD OF” Trigger on a View from C
    • Inserting Data Through a UNION ALL View from C
  • Security
    • GRANT command for tables and plans
    • Specifying the creator as part of the table name
    • Granting/Displaying/Revoking Authorities at the Database Level from C
    • Granting/Displaying/Revoking Table Level Privileges from C
    • Displaying Authorities at the Instance Level from C
  • Locks and Commits
    • Managing Locks
      • How DB2 obtains locks
      • How DB2 releases locks
      • What ends a Unit of Work
    • Isolation Level
    • Using Threads from C
    • Using External Savepoints from C
    • Capturing a Snapshot at the Database Level from C
  • System Tables and Database Administration
    • DB2 system tables and how they can be used to research DB2 problems
    • Migrating a Database from C
    • Working with Packages
    • Recovering a Database
  • DB2 Client Level
    • Getting and Setting DB2 Client Level Information
    • Capturing a Snapshot at the Client Level
  • Using SQL Functions and Stored Procedures from C
    • Using DB2 SQL Functions
    • Using DB2’s Inline SQL Procedure Language
    • Creating and Dropping a Stored Procedure
    • Issuing a CREATE PROCEDURE Statement
    • Dropping Stored Procedures from the Catalog
    • Invoking Stored Procedures from a DB2 Client Program
  • C User-Defined Functions
    • Developing User-Defined Functions
    • Writing Client Application to Invoke User-Defined Functions
    • Developing Client Functions for a User Defined Function Library
    • Using an Embedded SQL User-Defined Function Library
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