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DB2® Universal Database™ v8 Application Development Certification Guide, 2nd Edition by Michael Kyprianou, Steve Sanyal, Kevin Gashyna, David Martineau

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Usage

There are two methods of performing a search using Text Extender. The first method is to call UDFs. Using UDFs is the preferred method for most applications. They do not require the Text Extender client instance to be installed on the local machine. Therefore, it is possible to use this method from a Web interface without requiring the user to install the Text Extender client. Because the UDF is referenced directly from SQL statements, it can be used in most programming languages and environments. Any application that can make SQL statements can take advantage of Text Extender. The second method is to use the Text Extender API. The Text Extender API uses the DB2 CLI to communicate with the database. To use the API, the Text Extender client ...

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