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Re: Security for SQL functions



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Thanks, Mark - I understand that, but the OP asked, "How do I secure my production functions so that only certain people can drop them?" As I understand it, dropping a function only removes the record from SYSROUTINES -- it doesn't affect the *PGM or
*SRVPGM. Securing those objects would ensure that they wouldn't be deleted, but couldn't some who wasn't authorized to them still DROP the functions that use them?

Just wondering ....

Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
Hi, Michael:

You are correct that the _definition_ of SQL functions and procedures
resides in QSYS2/SYSROUTINE.

Run this SQL query:

select * from QSYS2/SYSROUTINE

and take a look at the contents of the column EXTERNAL_NAME. This
identifies the object (*PGM or *SRVPGM) that _implements_ the function
or procedure.

The actual code that implements such a function or procedure must
necessarily reside in a *PGM or *SRVPGM.

DB2/400 is unique among IBM's DB2 implementations in that you do not
necessarily have to define a *PGM to use it as a "stored procedure" --
any *PGM can be CALLed via the SQL CALL interface. But, if you want to
define it as a FUNCTION, or define the parameter style, etc., then you
need to define it via the SQL CREATE PROCEDURE or CREATE FUNCTION statement.

Hope that helps,

Mark S. Waterbury


Mike Naughton
Senior Programmer/Analyst
Judd Wire, Inc.
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Turners Falls, MA 01376
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