Actually it is not DB2 that has this restriction = it is the SQL standard that does not allow CREATE INDEX over a view. And I'm not sure if CREATE INDEX can be done over a PF that does not have DDS source - CRTPF with RCDLEN only.

HTF.COM - when you say 'txt', are you speaking of a text file in the IFS or of a file member of type TXT - that'd have to be a source file, I think.

You can't do anything directly with SQL views or LFs over IFS files - as Gary says, you create a DDS file - and I'll add, CREATE TABLE in SQL can do the same.

I have to say, I think the terms you are using are mixed up - so please clarify whether IFS or source files or whatever you are looking at.


On 1/30/2014 11:49 AM, Gary Thompson wrote:
DB2 does not provide a way to "index" a view.
You could copy/convert the .txt file to a dds file that is keyed.

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i HAVE A file that is 'txt' not PF. Can I make a logical DDS LF on that?
if not, how can I make an key index on a view?
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