DB2 on AS400: Create a temp table from VB

Posted on 2000-05-09
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I'm using an ActiveX DLL in VB6 and I want to create a temporary table on the AS400 DB2 database. I'm accessing the database through ADO via an ODBC data source.
Does any one have the sample code to create the table - I'm new to SQL so I would all the code - or alternatively a link to some documentation.
Question by:frgarson

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If you have a manual on SQL to explain the syntax then you can use the CREATE TABLE SQL command. and DROP Table SQL command.

I can Give you a Link to IBM's AS/400 Infomation Centre which provides Great Info on how to do things in AS/400 and also access to the whole range of AS/400 user guides


However as an observation, if the table is only relevant to a single session it may be more advantageous to create the temporary table on your workstation local Disk. AS/400 Disk space is much dearer than PC.

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It depends on how temporal and inaccessible you want your table to be.  Very temporary and private tables can be created in library qtemp.  When created, they exist only as long as your current connection to the AS/400.  When you signoff or disconnect, the table is automatically deleted forever.  But be aware that qtemp tables cannot be seen nor used by anyone else including your other sessions.  It is accessible to only the session that created it.

Syntax to create a temporary table with one column is
CREATE TABLE qtemp.table1
    (columnA char(1))


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xinger your last part of comment regarding accessibilty from other sessions is the very reason I didnt suggest qtemp.
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For this question, xinger comment is very good and advisable.



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