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DB2® for z/OS® Version 8 DBA Certification Guide by Susan Lawson

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Chapter 11. Binding an Application Program

• Precompiling

• Binding

• Plan or package ownership

DB2 application programs often include embedded SQL statements. In order to compile these programs, the SQL statements must be converted into a language recognized by the compiler or the assembler. The DB2 precompiler or a host-language compiler needs to be used to

• Replace the SQL statements in the source programs with compilable code

• Create a database request module (DBRM), which communicates the SQL requests to DB2 during the bind process

After the source program has been precompiled, a load module is created and, possibly, one or more packages and an application plan created. Creating a load module involves compiling and link-editing the modified ...

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