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Create an IBM DB2 for z/OS Mobile Application With SQL Statements

By Destination Z posted Mon December 23, 2019 03:30 PM


This is part two of a three-part series on building an IBM DB2 for z/OS mobile application using IBM MobileFirst. Read part one.

Create a simple mobile app that accesses DB2 for z/OS data by using regular SQL statements. Once you've learned these basic steps, you'll be able to design and build more complex apps that leverage your DB2 for z/OS data.

Before you begin, make sure that you've set up your IBM MobileFirst Platform environment by completing the steps in part one.

In this post, we'll retrieve a string from SYSIBM.SYSXMLSTRINGS. This is a catalog table that contains mappings between the string and string ID that is used inside XML storage. SYSIBM.SYSXMLSTRINGS contains a set of pre-defined mappings. The following example shows several rows of the SYSIBM.SYSXMLSTRINGS catalog table:

STRING      STRING                                                    IBMREQD
1001        product                                                   N
1002        description                                               N
1003        name                                                      N

To do this, complete the following steps.

1. Create an IBM MobileFirst project:
      a. Click File > New > MobileFirst Project
      b. Enter Hello2 as the project name
      c. Select Hybrid Application
      d. Enter Hello2 as the application name

Figure 1 shows the file structure for your new project.

Figure 1: Project File Structure

2. Edit index.html. Define a text field to enter a string ID value and associate that field with a Submit button:

    Find DB2 for z/OS XML String from String id