Thanks so much, I'll give it a try.
Sent: Friday, December 03, 2021 at 4:06 PM
From: "John Yeung" <gallium.arsenide@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "IBMi Open Source Roundtable" <opensource@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [IBMiOSS] Beginner Python Question about Db2 to Excel
On Fri, Dec 3, 2021 at 3:37 PM Michael Fulmer <mfulmer@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Does anyone know if it's possible to retrieve the Column Headings from
> IBM i DB2 DDS File and use them as Column Headings when creating an
> Spreadsheet using a Python Script with XLSXWRITER and Pandas?

Yes. Use the QSYS2.SYSCOLUMNS2 view. The column heading (as a 60-char
string, 20 chars for each "line" of COLHDG) is available as
COLUMN_HEADING. In case you are interested in the text, get it from
COLUMN_TEXT. Use TABLE_NAME and TABLE_SCHEMA to specify the file and
library, respectively. Be sure to use all caps for the file and

Official documentation is here:


John Y.
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