ibm db2 column access restrictions

Posted on 2010-09-24
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi Experts,

I am asking a question on behalf of a friend.  I don't have any experience with IBM DB2, but the question is this:  Can we add a user that only has rights to view the data in specific columns on specific tables?  If yes, can you maybe provide a screenshot or two to show how it's done or at least a vivid enough explanation of how to do it, since I'm working blind to give my friend his answer?

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you can create a view that selects only this column from the table and grants the user permissions to the view and not to the table

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cool - do you have more specific info on how to create a view in DB2?  Is a view like a table, so that I could do queries on the view's columns?
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create view view_name_comes_here
select column_you_want_him_to_see
from table_name_contAInING_That_column

grant select on view_name_comes_here to special_username_comes_here;

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