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Click above to get a free copy of the DB2 V9.7 Cookbook (created 11/Jan/2011). The book is in PDF file format. The 470 pages contain over 1,000 sample SQL statements.
 
Click above to get a free copy of the DB2 V9.5 Cookbook (created 14/Mar/2009). The book is in PDF file format. The 472 pages contain over 1,000 sample SQL statements.
 
Click above to get a free copy of the DB2 V9.1 Cookbook (created 20/Feb/2007). I always recomend that one use the latest edition of my book, regardless of the DB2 version that you are on, becaue the examples are better.  But use this edition if you wish.
 
The above link goes to an HTML file that has the complete text of the SQL statements used in the most recently published Cookbook. Only the first and last few lines have HTML tags. All the rest is in plain text.
 
The above link is for an HTML file that has the DDL and INSERT stmts for the standard DB2 sample tables, which are used throughout the Cookbook. Use this code if you do not have the means to create these tables using the IBM-supplied script.  Only the first and last few lines have HTML tags. All the rest is in plain text.
 
The above link is to an HTML file that has the DDL and sample SQL stmts (in a TEXT file, with just a few lines of HTML at either end) for a set of sample tables that illustrate how to create an application that would record all changes, and also let one do "what if" analysis. See the section (in the Cookbook) titled "Retaining a Record" for a description of this code.
 
The above link is to an HTML file that has some user-defined functions and stored-procedures that enable one to join meta-data to real data in a single query.  In other words, the query can begin by getting a list of tables, and then access each table in the list. See the chapter (in the Cookbook) titled "Running SQL within SQL" for notes about this code.
 
The above link is to an HTML file that has java source code for some user-defined functions that enable one to join meta-data to real data in a single query.  See the chapter (in the Cookbook) titled "Running SQL Within SQL" for notes about this code.
 
The above link is to an HTML file that has the DB2 user-defined function defintions for the prior java code.
 
This PDF file (uploaded 29/Nov/2006) has the examples in the above SQL Cookbook rewritten as class overheads, thus enabling one to use this material to teach DB2 SQL to others.  Use the Cookbook itself as student notes.
 
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Disclaimer
All of the information on this web site is used at your own risk. The contents is a best effort on my part. However, given the nature of some of the subject matter covered, it would be extremely unwise to trust the contents in its entirety, I certainly don't. If you do something silly based on what I say, life is tough.
 
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I don't much care what you do with the stuff on this website. You can use it pretty well as you please, but secondary distribution for gain is not allowed. You are encourage to print, share, and give away, as many copies as you wish.
 
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Graeme Birchall
14/Jan/2011