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Developing IBM i Applications Using SQL

Course Description


This course is designed primarily to teach experienced IBM i RPG IV programmers how to use embedded SQL in IBM i RPG IV programs.  


This intermediate course is for experienced IBM i RPG IV programmers who want to learn how to use SQL as a means to perform Input/Output (I/O) to access DB2 for i in their applications.


You should complete the following courses (or have the equivalent skills taught in these courses):
  • Accessing the IBM i Database using SQL (OL37G)
  • Developing IBM i Applications Using SQL (OL38G)

Key topics

Unit 1. SQL review
  • Lab exercise: SQL review
Unit 2. Using embedded SQL
  • Introducing embedded SQL
    • Lab exercise: Change CHAIN to SELECT
  • Writing programs that use embedded SQL
  • Error handling
    • Lab exercise: Changing native to SQL I/O
  • Using a cursor for multiple row result set
    • Lab exercise: Using a cursor
  • Using embedded SQL (continued)
  • Dynamic embedded SQL
    • Lab exercise: Dynamic embedded SQL
Unit 3. An overview of stored procedures
  • Introducing stored procedures
  • External stored procedures
    • Lab exercise: Create a stored procedure
  • SQL stored procedures


  • Code embedded SQL statements in RPG IV programs
  • Create and use of stored procedures

Course Duration

1 Day
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