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Created on Mar 8, 2019

Provide "SQL Reference" product manual for DVM

(This IDEA item was written based on my own experience in DVM POC test at customer site.)

So far, DVM does not provide "SQL Reference" kind of product manual which describes SQL syntax rules supported by DVM.
Somebody said it is because DVM is conforming to ANSI-92 SQL standard and DVM doesn't need to provide its own product manual.
- There are a lot of difference in syntax rules between DVM and Db2 for z/OS, as I said in another IDEA item (DVMZ-I-3).
- Db2 for z/OS customers often have a lot of SQL statements whose syntax would not be allowed by ANSI-based SQL engine.
- From ANSI WEBSTORE site, it looks like they can purchase ANSI syntax book, but it's expensive and they'd feel like "putting the cart before the horse".

To enable customers to check their SQL syntax themselves easily, DVM should provide its own "SQL Reference" product manual.

  • Guest
    Apr 16, 2021

    DVM for z/OS does have a recently added SQL Reference Guide that is published and available for use. This content will continue to be revised and updated. Please see the following link in IBM Documentation:

    Please let us know if you have specific needs around this topic. The details are organized slightly different than a traditional SQL Reference guide in the online viewing.

  • Guest
    Apr 15, 2021

    Revisiting this particular request. This had been discussed and am checking on current progress or decision for this item.