ALTSEQ is ignored, IIRC, and as you've found. To get similar function, take
a look at the sort sequence setting in interactive SQL (F13, option 1).
Also, I think there is a language ID.
At 05:36 AM 10/14/2004, you wrote:
Is there a way to make SQL respect the DDS ALTSEQ keyword?
For example, given a table 'TESTFILE' with the following DDS definition:
A R RECORD
A FIELD 4A
A K FIELD
If I put 3 records into the file, with the values for 'FIELD' of '0001'
'0002' and '000A', the collating sequence specified should index the records
in the following order:
In RPG a *HIVAL SETGT followed by a READP correctly returns 000A as being
the last record.
However when attempting access the table with SQL, the ALTSEQ keyword isn't
SELECT MAX(FIELD) FROM TESTFILE
MAX ( FIELD )
SELECT FIELD FROM TESTFILE ORDER BY FIELD
Looking at the DB2 manuals it seems that DB2 looks for a collating sequence
specified at database level - not at file level and so is not respecting my
ALTSEQ keyword - can I force it to?
Thanks in advance,
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