Someone is mildly misinformed.
and it might be me.

DB2 was rebranded UDB
anything you can do with DB2 you can do with UDB
there are a few things you can do with later versions that you could not do
with earlier versions
see my post on a related list about IBM's XQuery announcement where you can
use DB2 tools to access XML "data"

Keep your DDS objects
use SQL to change the objects created by DDS

Be very careful about adding fields to the end of records.
100% of the programs accessing those records are now at risk of bombing, if
they are written in a language that locks in the compile to the old file
layout, even though the old programs are not using the new fields, they are
using the old layout.

>  I was just told there is a directive from management to look into
>  UDB for the 400's DB2.  Apparently the claim is that if we replace
>  our DDS with SQL definitions, we can change file defs (like adding
>  fields to the end of the record) without the level checks.
>  The archives did not address the level check question. (Alister Wm Macintyre) (Al Mac)
BPCS 405 CD Manager / Programmer @ Global Wire Technologies Incorporated = new name same quality wire
engineering company: fax # 812-424-6838

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