2.2. DB2 Tools Overview

Figure 2.2 shows all the tools available from the IBM DB2 menu. The IBM DB2 menu on a Windows system can be typically displayed by choosing Start > Programs > IBM DB2. On a Linux/UNIX system, the operating system's graphical support needs to be installed. DB2's graphical interface looks the same on all platforms. This section briefly introduces the tools presented in the IBM DB2 menu. Chapter 4 covers these tools in more detail, but for now simply familiarize yourself with them.

Figure 2.2. The IBM DB2 menus

2.2.1. Command Line Tools

Command line tools, as the name implies, allow you to issue DB2 commands ...

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