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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

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