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March 19, 2008 | Vol 7 Issue 6


In This Issue:

>> V6R1 DB2 for i5/OS Highlights
>> The API Corner: Retrieving Information, Part I

Feature Article - Database
V6R1 DB2 for i5/OS Highlights

New capabilities allow designers and programmers to continue to produce new and exciting applications.

By Jim Flanagan

Because DB2 for i5/OS is embedded within i5/OS, application designers and programmers likely expected that with the V6R1 release of i5/OS there would be plenty of database enhancements included. They weren't disappointed, because the developers of DB2 for i5/OS have been busy developing many new functions and enhancements that should be of interest to anyone that works with the database. (Isn't that everyone?)


Feature Article - Programming
The API Corner: Retrieving Information, Part I

In previous columns, we discussed the basics of API error handling and data types. Today, we'll talk about accessing and using information returned by retrieve type APIs.

By Bruce Vining

System APIs generally return information to you in one or more structures. One API that uses this approach, and that you might find handy to know about, is the Retrieve Call Stack (QWVRCSTK) API and format CSTK0100. This API and format is shown below and documented here.


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