Volume 15, Number 18 -- September 15, 2015
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A First Look At SQL Descriptors
by Paul Tuohy

SQL descriptors allow for incredible flexibility when it comes to constructing dynamic SQL statements and/or processing the results of a dynamic SQL statement. But, since this is an introduction, let's look at how they can be used in constructing dynamic SQL statements and leave their use in processing results for a later article. READ MORE >

Another Reason To Use Unrequired Correlation Names
by Ted Holt

Almost eight years ago I gave you two good reasons to use a correlation name when SQL did not require one. A recent experience revealed to me another good reason to use an unnecessary correlation name, and I am happy to be able to share that information with you today! READ MORE >

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RCAC In DB2 For i, Part 3: Advanced Topics
by Michael Sansoterra

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this RCAC series, I covered row and column access control (RCAC) row permissions and column masks, and demonstrated how they can be used to add an additional layer of security to your DB2 for i database without necessarily having to change legacy applications. This tip will explore the RCAC topic a little further by discussing a few advanced concepts that may affect your implementation of RCAC. READ MORE >

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