-- Critical part of DB2 -- Application Programming Interface (API) is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications. A good API makes it easier to develop a program by providing all the building blocks. A programmer puts the blocks together. -- First comprehensive reference -- This will be the first book available for DB2 Universal Database application developers that want to write applications using the Application programming Interface functions that are provided with DB2. -- DB2 Market Share -- IBM's DB2 database took the lead in the database market in license revenue for 1998. Now controlling 32.3% of the market.This chapter begins by describing the basic structure of an API database application, source-code file. Then, the types of API calls available with DB2, their naming conventions, and the special data structures some API calls use is discussed.
|Title||:||DB2 Universal Database Application Programming Interface (API) Developer's Guide|
|Author||:||Roger E. Sanders|
|Publisher||:||McGraw-Hill Companies - 2000|