Would you like an easy method to learn details about those pesky and cryptic SQL error message codes? These two methods are easy to use and are sure to help eliminate a lot of frustration when it comes to searching for SQL error message descriptions.
1. Use the following Display Message Description command, replacing the RANGE value with the SQL error code that you are investigating: DSPMSGD RANGE(SQL7007) MSGF(QSQLMSG)
2. Go to the DB2 Universal Database for iSeries page of the IBM Information Center web site, scroll down and then click on "SQL Message Finder". Key in your error number and you will quickly find yourself back on the road to productivity again.
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This was first published in December 2003