• Subject: Re: IDDU, S36 & AS/400 SQL & RPG -Reply
  • From: Richard Baird <rbbaird@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 09 Dec 1997 12:38:54 -0500
  • Organization: Premium Systems, Inc.

Scott Cornell wrote:
> While it is generally true that SQL don't know da difference 'tween a
> "CREATE TABLE" objects and a "CRTPF" object, there are some
> differences, at least at the system level.  One is that SQL tables can
> not have more than one member, even though SQL can access
> multiple member "CRTPF" files using OVDBF.  So somewhere down in
> the bowels of the system, there is (are?) a difference(s).

The differences you site have more to do with SQL syntax compatibility
than differences in the database.   

The create table and crtpf bot create DB2-400 database files.  but SQL,
being a cross platform language, doesn't know what a multi member file
is, because that's a 400 specific file type.  the ovrdbf command more or
less "explains" the concept to SQL.


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