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bipinpeter

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:57 am
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Hi All,
I have a doubt in the DECRIBE which is used in SQL.
I am using DESCRIBE TABLE with BOTH option and output is populating to the SQLDA.
I want to know what will be the value in SQLNAME field.Is it will be the column name and i saw a statement that if we use BOTH the occurence will be double.What will be in the second occurence.
Can anone give the example.
I searched in the manuals but i am not able to understand what will be value in each field.If someone gives me the example it will be great.
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:16 am
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Hello,

Please post the exact syntax you are working with along with any diagnostic info or unexpected results. Once everyone is "on the same page", some suggestions may arrive.
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bipinpeter

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:30 am
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Hi Dick,
Here is syntax which i am working.

Code:
EXEC SQL
DESCRIBE TABLE :XYZ
INTO :SQLDA
USING BOTH
END-EXEC
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:42 am
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Hello,

What happens when you execute this? Do you get a syntax error, an abend, some unexpected result?

In addition to that bit of source, you need to post anything else that relates to this task.
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bipinpeter

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:48 am
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Hi Dick,
I am analyzing one program and i saw this code in that.I cant execute that program.But i want to know the result of this.I want infor like below.
If i have a table EMP and columns as below

EMPNO CHAR(5)
EMPNAME CHAR(15)
EMPPH CHAR(10)

What will be the data in SQLDA if DECRIBE TABLE with BOTH option is applied on this table?
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:57 am
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Hello,

See if the info here will help:
publib.boulder.ibm.com/iseries/v5r2/ic2924/index.htm?info/db2/rbafzmstsqldda.htm
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:01 am
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Have a look here: DESCRIBE Command.
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bipinpeter

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:11 am
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Hi Anuj,
I read the the doc which you provided.
My understanding is that if DESCRIBE executed on the above table i will get below result

SQL NAME SQLLEN
EMPNO 5
EMPNAME 7
EMPPH 5

Please conform that my understanding is correct or not
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:16 pm
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Hello,

Quote:
I cant execute that program.But i want to know the result of this.
Suggest you put this in some test code and run that. . .
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dbzTHEdinosauer

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:13 pm
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or SPUFI...............
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bipinpeter

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:48 am
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In SPUFI the describe is not working
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:00 am
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Hello,

Do NOT post "it is not working". What have you provided for anyone to help. . .

If you won't post the problem, i suspect that no one can help. . .
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