We use UDFs to change the representation of a field when retrieving via SQL, i.e. perform BITON/BITOFF conversion....
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Contact TechTarget at 275 Grove Street, Newton, MA.
Can a UDF be used to select all results from a table, i.e. a complete row? And in addition, do conversions on select fields within the row.
If I code SELECT * FROM FILEA I want all fields returned, and additionally the 1A bit status field to be returned as 8A with each bit setting shown as on/off.
A user-defined table function (new with V5R2) can be used to return multiple columns on a single function call. However, each column would have to be passed in as individual input parameters to each function.
MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TOPIC
Search400.com's targeted search engine: Get relevant information on DB2/400.
The Best Web Links: tips, tutorials and more.
Check out this Search400.com Featured Topic: Database issues resolved
Dig Deeper on Oracle on iSeries
Related Q&A from Kent Milligan
Create a host variable of the where in statement on the fly with dynamic SQL.continue reading
When working with DB2 files with columns that have both short and long names, there is no option choose which column names are returned via ODBC ...continue reading
When developing tables in a parent-child relationship, use a primary key and a foreign key along with a unique ID to make your database easier to ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.