Hi,

What's left in a view that is not in an index?
- Use of more than one file?

Group by / Having!
Union, Except, Intersect!
Common Table Expressions (including Recursive CTEs)!

Even though indexes can be specified in the F-Specs and used like any other
keyed logical file, the cannot be specified in an SQL-statement. In this way
the new indexes are very valuable.

A view is always used to store complex SQL-Statement and use the in
different places, for example in RPG programs, Java methods, ODBC, Query/400
etc. The physical files (or SQL tables) should never be accessed directly
instead views should be used. A view for each task. Because a view never has
a key you can have "millions" of views without performance decreases. Views
can also be created over views.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best regards

Birgitta Hauser

"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." (Les
Brown)
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and keeping them!"

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Gesendet: Monday, March 03, 2008 22:05
An: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Betreff: Re: derived key indexes. end of the CQE?


Way cool. Now you can:
- Give it a record format name
- Specify what fields to include
- Use derived fields (like UPPER(NAME))
- Use selects like DDS (where ....)

What's left in a view that is not in an index?
- Use of more than one file?

Will they finally add something that I've put DCR's out since V1 of i5/OS
and that is a key on a field from more than one file? Sure would be nice
to do:
CREATE INDEX MYLIB.MYINDEX ON
MYLIB.ORDHEAD JOIN MYLIB.ORDDT
ON ORDHEAD.ORDNBR = ORDDTL.ORDNBR
AND ORDHEAD.ACTREC='A' AND ORDDTL.ACTREC='A'
(ORDHEAD.CUSTNBR ASC, ORDDTL.ITEMNBR ASC)
RCDFMT MYINDEXR ADD ORDHEAD.ORDNBR, ORDHEAD.CUSTNBR, ORDDTL.ITEMNBR...

Rob Berendt

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