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vaibhavbleo

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:39 pm    Post subject: How can i see table definition in QMF
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How can i see table definition in qmf(need a query)?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply to: table definition in qmf
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I don't think we have any query to retrieve the definition of the table
.....Kindly reply if anyone know..

If you have the facility of DCLGEN you can generate the COBOL equivalent declarations for the columns in the table...
There itself you can see the declaration of the table even...

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Neeharika.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:55 pm    Post subject:
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I want to see its primary key and foreign key constraints?
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Only characteristics of table, views , indexes etc are stored in catalog tables ... and definitions are available only for triggers and constraints in catalog ...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:59 pm    Post subject: Is that any way to see it or i need to have a
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Is that any way to see it or i need ask it to DBA?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply to: table definition in qmf
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Only characteristics of table, views , indexes etc are stored in catalog tables


sorry to disagree icon_biggrin.gif
but IIRC sysibm.syscolumns contains everything needed to reconstruct a table definition
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:13 pm    Post subject:
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Enrico,


what i meant was DB2 does not store definition sqls for any table in any catalog tables ... ofcourse characteristics of the table are stored and the column definitions are available in syscolumns table ...[/b]
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:27 pm    Post subject:
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Use SYSRELS and SYSFOREIGNKEYS to find wht you need ...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:44 pm    Post subject:
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look in the appendex of any sql programmers guide.

actually there are 2, 1 explains the layout of each and what is contained
the other appendex gives examples of SQL for each.
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Thanks all of you for quick reply SYSFOREIGNKEYS is working
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:53 pm    Post subject:
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How to identify parent keys for tables?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:55 pm    Post subject:
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Try SYSIBM.SYSFOREIGNKEYS & SYSKEYS. SYSRELS should also contain some information.

Is there no tool in your shop to see these details.?. Browsing catalog tables and finding info is really hectic.!!
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As Dick suggested look in the appendix of any guide ..chk for "Using catalog for database design "
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:51 am    Post subject:
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Hi ,

In our shop we have Db2 admin tool. I don't know if your shop have the same or whether you have access the use the utility or not. Here is the way how I used to find the keys or structure of the tables(without using SYSIBM tables) :

Db2 admin tool---> db2 system catalog(option 1)--> Then there will be object list. select the database option by pressing D
Then find the appropriate database and in front of it press T(show tables). Then find your appropriate table and in front of the table
give line commands like PK(primary key), FK (foreign key),DDL (show the table DDL command) and many more options are there.

You can ask your admin guys about the availability of the tool.

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