I should clarify.

Yes execute immediate does take the statement as a string. However, notice the question mark in the statement. This requires a prepare statement. Which then allows you to execute immediately using host parameters.

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of James Lampert
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2011 2:04 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Another SQL-newbie UDF question: qualifying with a library passed as a variable

Schutte, Michael D wrote:
sqlstmt = "select tblid from " concat trim(i_lib) concat "/FOO where dfid = ?";
prepare s1 for sqlstmt;
execute immediate into tbl using i_fldid;

Hmm. Not sure I quite get this syntax. I thought "execute immediate"
took the statement as a string.

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