In my SQL create scripts (which are stored in the production library), I
actually have my test library ("JEFF") hardcoded, not the production
library. If I somehow screw up and run the script, it won't affect
production. Like this:

/* *_> CNLLSTSPLF SRCFILE(@2/@1) + */
/* *_> SRCMBR(@3) */
/* *_> RUNSQLSTM SRCFILE(@2/@1) + */
/* *_> SRCMBR(@3) + */
/* *_> COMMIT(*NC) */



etc. The commented DROP statement is a help also.

Alan, see anything familiar in there? :)

On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 3:01 PM, Josh Diggs <JDiggs@xxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

I am looking for a way to simplify building logical files defined by sql
create view statements.

Currently we use runsqlstm and specify a source file and member. This
seems to work fine except when I do something like re-create a test
environment. In order to insure that all of the logicals point to the
correct physical, I had to go through and edit the sql source for every file
in order to change libraries that were called out in the sql statement. I
could let this fall through to the library list, but I prefer to call the
libraries out explicitly.

Two approaches have come to mind in order to achieve this goal. One idea
was to use query management queries. This allows the use of variables, but
it appears that a query management object has to be recompiled after each
change before the actual query can be run. I was hoping for something a
little simpler.

Second, I thought of using the db2 command from qshell and setting
environment variables in order to substitute the appropriate libraries. I
favor this approach because it puts the source into text files in the IFS
which are easier to integrate into other tools. I got stuck on how best to
perform the library substitutions into a predifined sql statement in a
standard way that would allow the entire process to be scripted.

How have others solved this problem?

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