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best tool for DB2 database

Hi,

I am newbie to DB2.previosuly i used oracle db for all the projects.for new project i had to ujse DB2.
for oracle i used below tools for writing sql statements,exporting data to excel ,exporting data into SQL scripts etc..so many features are there in the below tools.apart from that I can also create my own shortcuts like without writing full table names.i think we cannot these below tools for DB2.it is specific to oracle only.Is there any tool for DB2 also which will have same features.

TOAD
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RindbaekCommented:
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chaitu chaituAuthor Commented:
other than TOAD are there any other tools which will give me these features???
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RindbaekCommented:
Certainly but toad fulfill my needs so i never had to look any further.

but IBM have this one: DB2 Development Center
and there is also EMS SQL MANAGER:
http://www.sqlmanager.net/products/db2/manager
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chaitu chaituAuthor Commented:
what is DB2 LUW solutions and DB2 z/OS solutions ???which db2 tool i need to download in toad site??
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RindbaekCommented:
LUW = Linux Unix Windows
z/OS = an IBM mainfraime

you need to download the version that match the OS that the database is running on. Most likely the LUW.
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chaitu chaituAuthor Commented:
i am downloading both toad DB2 LUW and also DB2 EMS SQL MANAGER:
let me check which one is good.
can i create my own shortcuts in above tools like

if i type S and press enter it should print SELECT
like wise if i type some table name short cut as EM it should print EMPLOYEE .

syntax highlighting and bracket clsing etc.. will come in these tools?
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RindbaekCommented:
I would expect them to do so, yes.
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Kent OlsenData Warehouse Architect / DBACommented:
Hi chaituu,

Before buying a licensed copy of anything, check out the free options.

IBM's own tool, the IBM Data Studio, is free and works very, very well.  

  http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/im/data/


I also like the Aqua Data Studio from AquaFold.

  http://www.aquafold.com/downloads.html


It doesn't have all of the admin functionality that TOAD and the IBM Data Studio do,  but from a developer standpoint, it allows you to a common interface for almost all modern DBMS.  It supports DB2, Oracle, MySQL, PostGreSql, SQL Server, Informatix, and several more.



Good Luck,
Kent
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tliottaCommented:
what is DB2 LUW solutions and DB2 z/OS solutions ?

When you ask a question like that one, we wonder what platform you are running DB2 on. The "best" tools might be different for different platforms. What version of DB2 are you working with?

Tom
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Tomas Helgi JohannssonCommented:
          Hi!

Try IBM Data Studio 2.2 which is a very good tool. I use it to manage both DB2 v. 9.1 on LUW as well as DB2 v.9.1 Z/OS
http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/optim/data-studio/features.html?S_CMP=rnav
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24025984
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/idm/v2r2/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.datatools.ds.release.doc/topics/release_ds22.html

This is very similar to the Oracle SQL Developer but native to DB2. :)

Regards,
     Tomas Helgi
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Tomas Helgi JohannssonCommented:
The DB2 Data Studio standalone runs on RedHat Linux, Suse Linux or Windows
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/im/data/

Regards,
     Tomas Helgi
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