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RE: Find files in any library



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V7R1. I want to do it the SQL way as I can do a lot more things with it than I can with various AS400 specific commands. Such as creating various reports in a reporting tool like SQL Reporting Services.

I tried looking at SYSIBM library but I only see 7 objects in that library (SYSDUMMY1, SYSPRIVILEGES, SYSTABLETYPES, SYSCHARSETS,SQLTYPEINFO,MQSERVICE_TABLE,MQPOLICY_TABLE). I'm use to seeing many dozens, if not hundreds of system related tables (in other database platforms) that will give you the nuts and bolts of every facet of the database (file size, # records, doing column name searches, indexes, all security details, etc). This allows you to solve a lot of questions with SQL statements such as "show me tables without a primary key defined", "show me all tables that has column name xyz in any library", and my main question of "tell me any library that has the file named xyz in any library" etc.

Thanks!

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Schutte [mailto:mschutte369@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 2:26 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Find files in any library

Just a question, do you need to use SQL? Are you attempting to write a program with this information? I ask because if not, the use WRKOBJPDM and filter the list.

Shift F5. Put *FILE in Object Type, Put PF-DTA in Object attribute.

As for SQL, we kinda need to know what system version you are using.

On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 3:20 PM, Matt Olson <Matt.Olson@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

Anyone have any idea how to find files in any library using SQL?

I'm used to having a wealth of information available in system views
in various other database platforms but can't seem to find what works
for the AS400.

I tried "select * from syscat.tables where tabname=tabletofind" but
apparently that doesn't exist in the AS400's flavor of DB2.
Additionally SYSIBM.SYSTABLE doesn't seem to exist either.

Thanks!
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