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  1. #1
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    Apr 2004

    Unanswered: describe table

    Hi, is there a sentence in db2 as400 that shows a table structure like "desc <table>" in Oracle?

    thanks in advance.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2006
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    I don't know for as/400 interface, but when using any client and being connected to the as/400 db you can execute : db2 describe table xx.yyy
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  3. #3
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    Nov 2004
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    You can get the full DDL's to recreate an (empty) clone of a database with
    db2look. It return the create table, create view, FK's, PK's, constraints, ... scripts.
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  4. #4
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    Aug 2006
    In command editor, you can use "Describe select * from table"

    Or if you just want to know the column name, you can use
    "select * from table where 1=2", that will just return the column names.

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