DB2 Stored Procedure Output Value Command Prompt

Hi experts,

This should be the simple question.

I am calling db2 stored procedure having output parameter from the command prompt.

How to display (ECHO) the output parameter value of the stored procedure at the command prompt?

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ocgstylesConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi ajexpert,

I can give an example, but I'm not sure it will help, since you are working in a Windows environment.  But in case you are familiar with both DOS batch scripting and Unix shell scripting, maybe you can use my shell script as an example to create a DOS batch.

Create a executable file named "get_param_value" that contains:

/usr/bin/awk -v P=$1 '
        /Parameter Name/ { PARAM=$4 }
        /Parameter Value/ { VAL=$4 }
        /^$/ { if( PARAM == P ) print VAL }'

What this awk script does is look for a parameter that you pass into this script.  When the awk script finds the variable, it finds the value on the next line, then when it encounters the next blank line, it outputs the value if we found the param name.

So, if you use the stored procedure I put in my first post, you can do this:

$ db2 "call test(5,6,?) | ./get_param_value P_OUT

In this case, it would print just the value 11.

Sorry again that this is Unix, but I'm not sure how to do a Windows equivalent.

Hi ajexpert,

Here's an example (using Linux):

$ db2 -td@ "create procedure test(
in p_in1 int,
in p_in2 int,
out p_out int
language sql
 set p_out = p_in1 + p_in2;

DB20000I  The SQL command completed successfully.

$ db2 "call test(5,6,?)"

  Value of output parameters
  Parameter Name  : P_OUT
  Parameter Value : 11

  Return Status = 0

Every output parameter when you call the procedure should have a "?" as a place holder.

As far as putting a line in the procedure, using the above as an example:

echo p_out;

... won't work.

Hope that helps.

ajexpertAuthor Commented:
Hi Keith,
Thanks for example but I have tried the same.
I dont need 'Value of out put parameters' as its there by default
I am executing on Windows and thru command prompt I need something like
This should give me only the value and not other information.
I hope my requirement is clear now.
Let me know If I need to elborate more.

I am ready to increase the points if the solution is great :)

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Hi ajexpert,

I figured that's wechat you were looking to do, but unfortunately DB2 doesn't support it.  The only way I can think to get the value is to pipe the output of the stored procedure into a script/executable to extract the value you want.

ajexpertAuthor Commented:
Hi Keith,
It would be good if you can explain the same with code example.


There's a slight oversight in the above example, it doesn't account for string parameters (values with spaces), so here's a modified version... if anyone else find's value with it...

/usr/bin/awk -F":" -v P=$1 '
        function ltrim(s){
                sub(/^ */, "", s);
                return s;

        function rtrim(s){
                sub(/ *$/, "", s);
                return s;

        function trim(s){
                return ltrim(rtrim(s));

        /Parameter Name/ { PARAM=$2 }
        /Parameter Value/ { VAL=$2 }
        /^$/ { if( trim(PARAM) == P ) print trim(VAL) }'

ajexpertAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your efforts but I need to execute on Windows Environment as of now.

Is there any way to accomplish this in Windows Environment?
Hi ,

 thank you for providing above script. Actually i have more than on OUT parameters. when i tried to change code accordingly it is giving an error. can u provide me the code for getting multiple OUT parameters. as  i am new to shell script pls do this help.. thanks in advance..
ajexpertAuthor Commented:
I am giving points to ocgstyles for his efforts, though this doesn't quite resolve the query.

Thanks anyways ocgstyles
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