• Subject: Re: accessing db2/400 data and issues with Packed fields
  • From: Eric Merritt <cyberlync@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 11:48:43 -0800 (PST)

 There should be no problem accessing the data with
either JDBC or the RLA classes. Both of these methods
treat the Packed Numeric data as a java BigDecimal.
The calls look like this.

    BigDecimal someField =

    BigDecimal someField = (BigDecimal)

I hope this helps. If you are going to be useing the
JDBC stuff check out what AS/400 datatypes map to what
JDBC field types in the Java Toolbox for AS400
programmers manual. It should help you out quite alot.

--- Jack Levin <jlevin@icubed.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am an AS/400 newbie and am looking into accessing
> data on the as/400 from a remote application (Java
> app on an App server).  Not sure which development
> platform we are going to use.  Mabye VAJ or
> JBuilder.
> Anyway, the data I will be accessing (db2/400 data)
> is of the packed type.  Do I need to be concerned
> about this? In other words, do I need to do any
> special programming for that or is there a way to be
> abstracted from it?
> Also, I was thinking of using DB2 Connect so I could
> have JDBC access to the data.  If I use DB2 connect,
> will that abstract me from the packed data issue?
> If there is a better way, please share.
> Any advice is so appreciated.
> Thanks.
> --
> Jack Levin, jlevin@icubed.com

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