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29.3 Creating DB2 test data using File Manager
The user can create DB2 data using the File Manager DB2 Component, which will be referred
to as File Manager/DB2.
29.3.1 DB2 data creation online
There is a specific option (8) for data creation on the File Manager/DB2 Utility Functions
panel shown in Figure 29-21.
Figure 29-21 Utility Functions panel of File Manager/DB2
The target DB2 object must exist prior to data generation. There is no option to create it
presented at this point.
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On the next panel, shown in Figure 29-22, specify the target DB2 object.
Figure 29-22 Data Create Utility panel of File Manager/DB2
The user can edit the corresponding template, as shown in Figure 29-23.
Figure 29-23 Column Selection/edit panel
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The user can specify creation criteria for the fields. Column attributes for a character field are
shown in Figure 29-24.
Figure 29-24 Column attributes for character field
Column attributes for a numeric field are shown in Figure 29-25.
Figure 29-25 Column attributes for numeric field
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Column attributes for a date field that is specific for the File Manager/DB2 are shown in
Figure 29-26 Column attributes for date field
The fragment of the result table is shown in Figure 29-27. Note that no default values were
Figure 29-27 Generated rows
Note: The date field is specific to the DB2 component. It does not exist in the MVS
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