Don't think you're missing anything, unless it would be
the advantage of using standard SQL vs proprietary CPYF ?

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Charles Wilt
Sent: Monday, February 03, 2014 2:14 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: SQL Merge vs. CPYF MBROPT(*UPDADD)

I'm glad that DB2 for i finally got the SQL MERGER statement...

And I see that it offers lot's of functionality...

However, for a basic merge ie.
MERGE INTO archive ar
USING (SELECT activity, description FROM activities) ac ON (ar.activity = ac.activity) WHEN MATCHED THEN UPDATE SET description = ac.description WHEN NOT MATCHED THEN INSERT (activity, description) VALUES(ac.activity, ac.description)

I don't really see any benefits over CPYF MBROPT(*UPDADD) FMT(*MAPDROP).
Other than perhaps the ability to use commitment control with merge.

Am I missing anything?

Charles
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