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Scrolling, Scrolling, Scrolling - A Short History of Cursors (G14)

Topic: 2008 NA

Subtopic: DB2 for z/OS

DATE: 2008-05-22 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
SPEAKERS: Phil Grainger (CA)

Cursors have been with us since the "dawn of DB2"From their simple origins though (making a set orientated langage compatible with a record orientated one), they have blossomed into tools to allow scrolling through sets of result data.This presentation looks at the changes over the years and concludes with an overview of dynamic scrolling and multi-row cursors.

EXP. LEVEL: Intermediate


Why do we have cursors in the first place?

The rise of the scrollable cursor

Dynamic scrolling

Multi-row cursor activities

Summary - Q&A

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