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search for a string in all stored procedures and functions

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Hi,

  I'm on DB2 UDB 8.2
  Is there a way to query the database against all the procedures/functions/triggers to see if a particular string has been used?
  Please advise.
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Thanks! I queried something like this.
select distinct routinename from SYSCAT.ROUTINES 
where upper(text) like '%SUBSIDY%'

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But upper is not working on this column. If i don't use upper or lower, i'm loosing many procedures which use subsidy in different case sensitivities.

How can i run this? Please help.
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what is subsidy?
is it an object name?
if so, you can search for it in the tables that document object dependencies
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by:pvsbandi
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The whole purpose of this search is to get all the routines that use Subsidy, as it is changing into something else. So, this search should get us a list of all procedures/functions etc that use subsidy.

  Can't we use UPPER() or LOWER() on a CLOB?
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you can't
and i will ask again
is subsidy a name of another object (table / view) ?
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subsidy is a part of different columns like adoption_subsidy;guardian_subsidy, pay_subsidy etc.
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so this is not good

you can try to use the db2look utility to generate create statements of all your objects, and then use a regular text search tool (like notepad) to find that value

or, you can write a procedure that loops through the clob column, cuts it into smaller varchar values and check against them but it would be far more complicated
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Thanks Momi!
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