Converting Your DDS to DDL

2015-02-17, Meetings, Robert Arce,

IBM has been steadily increasing the power and capability of the DB2 Database on IBM i. IBM has published a Database Modernization Roadmap to assist those who wish to modernize their IBM i data in order to harness the power of DB2 on IBM i. During the presentation we will:

  • Review the IBM Database Modernization roadmap and its implications.
  • Learn of potential problems in database modernization.
  • Walk through the process of database modernization.
  • See that DDS files can be converted to DDL tables and that programs will not need to be recompiled.

Database Modernization Lab Access: Immediately after the presentation, a workshop will be available for anyone who would like to have access to Fresche Legacy's Database Modernization Lab. Bring your laptop and you will be given credentials for remote access to the X-Analysis Database Modernization tool suite. A tutorial and sample tables will be available for your use. If you would like to see how your tables could be converted to DDL and not have to recompile your existing programs, please contact Ray Everhart by February 6th for details and instructions regarding the secure transfer of your objects to Fresche Legacy server. The number of seats available for the Lab is limited, so please contact Fresche Legacy early to reserve your place.


Raymond Everhart is Fresche Legacy's Senior IBM i Analyst. He helps Companies assess their RPG, COBOL and CA 2E (Synon) applications and unique processes to improve business outcomes through better legacy IT management or highly focused modernization projects.


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