April 7, 2015 Michael Sansoterra
To satiate the insatiable among us, IBM continues to provide new ways for DB2 for i SQL developers and database administrators to programmatically interrogate and interact with their operating environment through the use of “services” and global variables.
New “Services” Views
The IBM DB2 for i Services have been a great boon to developers and administrators because they give access to information about the IBM i OS environment via the simplicity of SQL. For a brief intro to services, see my article Make Your DB2 For i Apps Environment Aware. There are several new “services” available as of IBM