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Owen Duncan|Last Updated: 4/19/2018

DB2.Database(server as text, database as text, optional options as nullable record) as table


Returns a table of SQL tables and views available in a DB2 database on server server in the database instance named database. The port may be optionally specified with the server, separated by a colon. An optional record parameter, options, may be specified to control the following options:

  • CreateNavigationProperties : A logical (true/false) that sets whether to generate navigation properties on the returned values (default is true).

  • NavigationPropertyNameGenerator : A function that is used for the creation of names for navigation properties.

  • Query : A native SQL query used to retrieve data. If the query produces multiple result sets, only the first will be returned.

  • CommandTimeout : A duration which controls how long the server-side query is allowed to run before it is canceled. The default value is ten minutes.

  • ConnectionTimeout : A duration which controls how long to wait before abandoning an attempt to make a connection to the server. The default value is driver-dependent.

  • HierarchicalNavigation : A logical (true/false) that sets whether to view the tables grouped by their schema names (default is false).

  • Implementation : Specifies the internal database provider implementation to use. Valid values are: "IBM" and "Microsoft".

  • BinaryCodePage : A number for the CCSID (Coded Character Set Identifier) to decode DB2 FOR BIT binary data into character strings. Applies to Implementation = "Microsoft". Set 0 to disable conversion (default). Set 1 to convert based on database encoding. Set other CCSID number to convert to application encoding.

  • PackageCollection : Specifies a string value for package collection (default is "NULLID") to enable use of shared packages required to process SQL statements. Applies to Implementation = "Microsoft".

    The record parameter is specified as [option1 = value1, option2 = value2...] or [Query = "select ..."] for example.

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