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RE: SQL output to csv


Thanks John Y. for the re-post >I hope I got that right<,
I plan to use the article to implement our first use of
Open Access - and get a shop utility as a bonus, and
kudos for the work of Jon Paris and Susan Gantner >

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2013 5:06 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: SQL output to csv

Looks nice. So, how does that handle these column types:
I ran into some of these just last week trying to use iNav's Export.
I suppose you have to CAST, like I did when I used the export, right?

Rob Berendt
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From: John Yeung <gallium.arsenide@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 12/04/2013 05:26 PM
Subject: Re: SQL output to csv
Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx

On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 4:23 PM, Gary Thompson <gthompson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
You got my attention also, but the link seems incomplete...
maybe you can re-post ?


The tricky character in the link is one of those slanted/curved right
single-quotes (for the apostrophe in "RPG's").

Since we're mentioning alternatives, I'll bring up again
iSeriesPython. Use SQL or RLA to access your physical file, use the
built-in CSV module to write out to IFS stream file. For my taste,
using SQL in Python is not as ugly as using it in RPG, and the CSV
module not as involved as Open Access. The whole thing would look

import csv, db2
connection = db2.connect()
c1 = connection.cursor()
c1.execute('select * from mylib.myfile')
with open('output.csv', 'wb') as f:
writer = csv.writer(f)
for row in c1.fetchall():

And you're done. Eight lines for the entire program.


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