A named entity that represents the state of data and schemas at a particular point in time within a unit of work. SQL statements exist to set a savepoint, release a savepoint, and restore data and schemas to the state that the savepoint represents. The restoration of data and schemas to a savepoint is usually referred to as rolling back to a savepoint.


Single-byte character set.

scalar function

An SQL operation that produces a single value from another value and is expressed as a function name, followed by a list of arguments that are enclosed in parentheses. Contrast with column function.


In SQL, the number of digits to the right of the decimal point (called the “precision” in the C language). The DB2 library uses the SQL ...

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