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Monday, April 24 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
199: SQL and IFS - Reading/Writing IFS Files with SQL

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SQL is great for accessing data located in a relational database. But in a modern world it is also necessary to consume data that is located in the IFS (Integrated File System) or provided by web services. With each Technology Refresh IBM introduces and enhances Db2 for i Services. With Release 7.4 Technology Refresh 3 IBM provides new SQL Stored Procedures for reading data from and writing Data into the IFS.  In composition with other SQL Functions it is easy to scan through IFS files or decompose *.csv files or JSON files or XML documents located in the IFS.

Learning Objectives:
In this session you’ll learn how to write data to the IFS and how to read IFS files, by using no other programming language than SQL.
It will be also demonstrated how to access and decompose *.csv files located in the IFS without copying them into a physical file or SQL table.

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Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Architect, Independent Consultant
Birgitta Hauser worked on the IBM i and its predecessors since 1992. She graduated with a business economics diploma, and started programming on the AS/400 in 1992. She worked and works as traditional RPG Programmer but also as Database and Software Engineer, focusing on IBM i application... Read More →

Monday April 24, 2023 2:45pm - 3:45pm MDT
Governors Square 15
  • Session Level Advanced
  • Audience Developers and users who are experienced in SQL Queries and want to know how to write data into the IFS or have to consume IFS data, or simply want to enhance their SQL know-how.