Our IBM Mainframe Technologies Overview course provides an overview of IBM z/OS architecture, and related technologies.
This course aims to provide delegates with the skills necessary to design and develop commercial applications for the z/OS DB2 platform.
This course has been developed for real-world, commercial scenarios by our expert instructors. See below for detailed syllabus. If you have a technical question, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What you will learn
- DB2 introduction
- Basic and Advanced SQL
- Creating DB2 Objects
- Application programming to read and update tables
- Description of Logical Relationships
- Introduction to other DB2 features
DB2 Application Programming Training Course Outline
Relational concepts overview
The relational theory and relational model; an overview of RDBMS theory.
DB2 data & system overview
Data storage components; the DB2 catalog, directory, address spaces and buffer pools.
Describes the major components of the DB2 system and databases and clarifies terminology.
Selecting all columns; row & column control; multiple conditions; special operators; the escape character; arithmetic in DML; using constants; special registers; concatenation; date and time columns. Provides sufficient knowledge to code basic SELECT statements.
Column functions; scalar functions; ‘group by’ and ‘having’ clauses.Introduces built-in functions.
Joins and nested table expressionsJoins; correlation names; Cartesian product; inner and outer joins; nested table
expressions. Some of the more complex SQL code.
Union and case expressions
Union, union all, and case expressions.
Further expansion of the SELECT statement.
Simple subqueries; correlated subqueries; ‘IN’, ‘NOT IN’ ‘NOT EXISTS’; quantified predicates, effect of nulls on SQL statements.
Introduces the nesting of statements.
Table modification commands
Insert; inserting multiple rows; update and delete statements; the impact of referential integrity
Completes the DML syntax covering how to make changes to data.
Access path evaluation and EXPLAIN
DB2 optimizer, EXPLAIN facility, available access paths, catalog columns affecting access
path, EXPLAIN output, PLAN_TABLE, DSN_STATEMNT_TABLE and
This segment introduces how the EXPLAIN feature may be used to ensure that SQL is
performing as efficiently as possible
Basic application programming
Language support; embedded SQL; the declare table statement; the SQLCA; SQLCODE;
host language variables; handling variable length columns & nulls; using host structures;
commit and rollback.
Introduces the concept of embedding SQL code in an application programming language.
Cursor processing, cursors for update, cursor with hold, scrollable cursors.
Describes the method of processing multi-row sets in a record at a time environment.
Precompile, bind, program preparation and execution; plans and packages.
Explains the additional considerations when preparing and executing DB2 application
Locking and concurrency
Reasons for locking, lock types and compatibility, lock options; lock avoidance
Describes the DB2 locking method and the factors and options that