API Corner: Database APIs
September 28, 2005 Shannon O'Donnell
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If you want to gather some information about an OS/400 database, there are several ways you can go about it. You could use the DSPFD (Display File Description) command to display top level information about a file. Or you could use the DSPFFD (Display File Field Descriptions) command to display information about each field. However, neither command has a very convenient method of getting the resulting information into a format that can be easily used by your applications. To do that, you need to use the database APIs.