Hi David

I'm not sure what truncate does but on the AS400 you can do the following:

CLRPFM <library/filename> - This will clear the data in the file & relative
record number should start from zero.

If it doesn't a good tidy up that should happen periodically is 

RGZPFM = Reorganise physical file - this clears a file of any records
flagged as deleted.

Good luck 

-----Original Message-----
From: David Morris [mailto:David.Morris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 04 November 2003 17:04
To: java400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Truncating a table

Delete should not be too big of a concern but you can minimize deleted
records by setting the table to reuse deleted records:

chgpf file(yourtable) reusedlt(*yes)

>>> GiriGopal@xxxxxxxxxx 11/4/2003 8:25:39 AM >>>

I am using sql to insert records to an AS/400 table. But before I
insert I
want to truncate the table. I get error message stating that I cannot
truncate a table. So I am using Delete. This works but this does a
delete only. The relative record number does not start with zero after
delete. Is there
any option in DB2 SQL  similar to truncate in Oracle.


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