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This book is specifically written for those who want to use DB2 for Windows NT fast. It assumes some prior knowledge of RDBMS and the fundamentals of relational theory. It will prove invaluable to users of PC products like Access, Paradox, xBASE, and Ap proach who want to upsize to DB2 and to Database Administrators who want to transfer to DB2 from another platform or another RDBMS. The authors explain all you need to know in order to start using DB2 for NT quickly. The reader is shown, step by step, how to create and maintain a database. Subjects covered include: Installing DB2; Installing on the Client; Creating and Managing User s; Schemas; Creating Databases and Tables; Backup and Recovery; Scheduling Tasks; Triggers; Performance and Tweaking; Where to look if something goes wrong; Java; User definable data types and functions; Extenders. The authors have written a highly readable and informative guide to this revolutionary new product.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.22" Width: 6.72" Height: 0.65" Weight: 1.02 lbs.
Release Date Aug 23, 2000
ISBN 3540762000 ISBN13 9783540762003
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More About Mark Whitehorn
Bill Marklyn, as the Development Manager for the first three versions of Access, oversaw the entire design and so provides an intimate knowledge of the product.
Mark Whitehorn designs and builds databases but is best known for his popular and long running database column in the UK magazine, Personal Computer World (PCW).
Mark Whitehorn currently resides in Worcester. Mark Whitehorn was born in 1953 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University College.
Reviews - What do customers think about DB2 for Windows NT - Fast?
Simplistic Mar 13, 2000
This is a completely useless book which does nothing more than walk one through DB2's installation process and Administrative GUIs. Buy the Version 6.1 Certification Guide instead and use it with the free product documentation. You'll learn about Database Administration beyond running setup.exe and trivial use of the administrative GUI.
Install failure renders book useless Feb 6, 2000
On the first install I had a network card improperly installed in the machine. A registration number came back from IBM. I uninstalled and retried the install. It worked fine until it started creating the sample files. It generated the following error: SQL8008N The product "DB2 Personal Edition" does not have a valid license key installed and the evaluation period has expired. Functions specific to this product are not enabled. The expiration may be due to Y2k. The second install was in 2000.
I like the concept, but do not have a lot of time to debug the install. It should work on Windows/95, but it didn't for me. Therefore, I can't utilize the book.
A great book! Dec 3, 1999
If you are looking for a very good introduction to DB2 UDB for Windows NT, then this is the book that you are looking for!. I have bought 2 books about DB2 before this. Those books were good for details, but I must spent some time before I knew the overview of the DB2 UDB.
This book is very good in teaching you the basic elements of DB2 UDB.
AWESOME! Sep 23, 1999
This is a great intro to DB2 UDB. After reading this book, I passed the DB2 DBA certification exam! Of course, I have lots of database experience (SQL Server), but no experience with DB2 until now. You can get a newer version of DB2 UDB from the IBM website. The only complaint I have is that Autostart didn't work when I popped in the CD. I had to dig a little for the install application.
No other book on DB2 matches the ease of understanding Nov 26, 1998
During the time I have been working with this NT based powerful database, DB2 UDB 5.0 and 5.2, I have read many books on DB2. This book is the ONLY one I have read that clearly emphasizes the user-friendly features built into this version of DB2. Most other books seem to be unable to get away from the DB2's previous dependency on text based commands.
I am recommending this book to several other Microsoft experienced programmers, because those used to working with GUI interfaces built into Microsoft softwares can truly appreciate what this book has done. It has shown the world that IBM has succeeded in bringing its powerful advantage in the enterprise DBMS to the world commonly used to the Microsoft side of things.
Thanks so much to the Whitehorns for their great timing in providing this excellent resource to the new DB2 front-end. What a genius to emphasize Microsoft Access' front end ease of use for the powerful DB2 engine. Hope they can also write a follow up to expound on UDB's multidimensional OLAP capabilities built for those used to the relational world.