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Understanding DB2®: Learning Visually with Examples, Second Edition by Dwaine R. Snow, Michael Dang, Xiaomei Wang, Raul F. Chong

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Chapter 4. Using the DB2 Tools

How do you work with DB2? How do you issue SQL and/or XQuery statements and enter DB2 commands? Are there graphical tools that can make your administration tasks easier? This chapter provides the answers to all of these questions. DB2 provides a wide range of tools, both graphical and command driven, to help you work with DB2.

In this chapter you will learn about:

  • Database command line tools

  • Web-based tools

  • Database administration tools

  • The DB2 information center

  • Monitoring tools

  • Set up tools

  • Application development tools

DB2 Tools: The Big Picture

Figure 4.1 shows most of the DB2 tools available from the IBM DB2 menu on the Windows platform and the sequence of items to click to start them. These same tools (except the Command ...

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