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Hi all,

this might sound strange, but I'm desperately seeking for a solution for
this (personal) issue.

Ages ago, I built a DB2 database under OS/2, even with a VX-Rexx
graphical interface. I maintained the OS/2 PC for a long time but
meanwhile I'm considering a migration. :-)

I'm aware, that I can forget all the graphical interfacing that I did,
am just caring for the data. Also I do not intend to run a DB2 again for
maintaining my CD collection.

So I am looking for an easy way to get the tables into Excel under XP.

My dream is a tool that can read the DB2 backup, and copies the tables
in Excel spreadsheets... . okay, dreaming... whatever intermediate steps
are needed, I will try!

Thanks a lot for any hint.
Udo

P.S.: Since years I didn't program anything anymore or worked with SQL
or DB2, please do not consider that I'm an expert.
Mar 13 '06 #1
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Udo Kerwath wrote:
Hi all,

this might sound strange, but I'm desperately seeking for a solution for
this (personal) issue.

Ages ago, I built a DB2 database under OS/2, even with a VX-Rexx
graphical interface. I maintained the OS/2 PC for a long time but
meanwhile I'm considering a migration. :-)

I'm aware, that I can forget all the graphical interfacing that I did,
am just caring for the data. Also I do not intend to run a DB2 again for
maintaining my CD collection.

So I am looking for an easy way to get the tables into Excel under XP.


The EXPORT utility supports delimited files (a.k.a. CSV), which Excel
reads happily.

EXPORT TO TABLE.CSV of DEL SELECT * FROM TABLE

Mar 13 '06 #2
In article <dv**********@o nline.de>, no*********@onl ine.de says...

My dream is a tool that can read the DB2 backup, and copies the tables
in Excel spreadsheets... . okay, dreaming... whatever intermediate steps
are needed, I will try!


With which version of DB2 was the backup created?
Mar 13 '06 #3
>DB2 database under OS/2, even with a VX-Rexx graphical interface.

Oh, wow, i did that a decade ago? Sheesh! :)

B.

Mar 13 '06 #4
Gert van der Kooij wrote:
In article <dv**********@o nline.de>, no*********@onl ine.de says...
My dream is a tool that can read the DB2 backup, and copies the tables
in Excel spreadsheets... . okay, dreaming... whatever intermediate steps
are needed, I will try!


With which version of DB2 was the backup created?


Gert,

it was generated with DB2 V6 (at least that's what the "Event Monitor"
and "Command Center" are saying.

Cheers,
Udo
Mar 13 '06 #5
In article <dv**********@o nline.de>, no*********@onl ine.de says...
Gert van der Kooij wrote:
In article <dv**********@o nline.de>, no*********@onl ine.de says...
My dream is a tool that can read the DB2 backup, and copies the tables
in Excel spreadsheets... . okay, dreaming... whatever intermediate steps
are needed, I will try!


With which version of DB2 was the backup created?


Gert,

it was generated with DB2 V6 (at least that's what the "Event Monitor"
and "Command Center" are saying.

Cheers,
Udo


Do you still have a system running with OS/2 and DB2 V6?
If so you can restore the backup and use the export command as have been
sugggested by others. If you don't have a V6 system you need at least V7
system to restore (and automatically migrate) the backup and export the
tables.
Mar 13 '06 #6
Gert van der Kooij wrote:
In article <dv**********@o nline.de>, no*********@onl ine.de says...
Gert van der Kooij wrote:
In article <dv**********@o nline.de>, no*********@onl ine.de says...

My dream is a tool that can read the DB2 backup, and copies the tables
in Excel spreadsheets... . okay, dreaming... whatever intermediate steps
are needed, I will try!

With which version of DB2 was the backup created? Gert,

it was generated with DB2 V6 (at least that's what the "Event Monitor"
and "Command Center" are saying.

Cheers,
Udo


Do you still have a system running with OS/2 and DB2 V6?


Yes - I still use the database.
If so you can restore the backup and use the export command as have been
sugggested by others. If you don't have a V6 system you need at least V7
system to restore (and automatically migrate) the backup and export the
tables.


How can I do the export (ohh gosh, 10 years ago I knew...)? I vaguely
remember that there was an app to see the different tables and so on.
But opening the Folder "DB2 for OS/2" I see a lot of things, but best
looks like a command line interface....:
o HTML Search Server
o Command Center, Command Line Processor
o ODBC Installer & Administrator
o Client Configuration Assistant
o Windows Support
o Problem Determination Tools
o First steps

Sorry to bother you with those stupid beginner questions (incredible
what you can forget within only 10 years...).

Udo
Mar 13 '06 #7
In article <dv**********@o nline.de>, no*********@onl ine.de says...
Gert van der Kooij wrote:
In article <dv**********@o nline.de>, no*********@onl ine.de says...
Gert van der Kooij wrote:
In article <dv**********@o nline.de>, no*********@onl ine.de says...

> My dream is a tool that can read the DB2 backup, and copies the tables
> in Excel spreadsheets... . okay, dreaming... whatever intermediate steps
> are needed, I will try!
>
With which version of DB2 was the backup created?
Gert,

it was generated with DB2 V6 (at least that's what the "Event Monitor"
and "Command Center" are saying.

Cheers,
Udo


Do you still have a system running with OS/2 and DB2 V6?


Yes - I still use the database.
If so you can restore the backup and use the export command as have been
sugggested by others. If you don't have a V6 system you need at least V7
system to restore (and automatically migrate) the backup and export the
tables.


How can I do the export (ohh gosh, 10 years ago I knew...)? I vaguely
remember that there was an app to see the different tables and so on.
But opening the Folder "DB2 for OS/2" I see a lot of things, but best
looks like a command line interface....:
o HTML Search Server
o Command Center, Command Line Processor
o ODBC Installer & Administrator
o Client Configuration Assistant
o Windows Support
o Problem Determination Tools
o First steps

Sorry to bother you with those stupid beginner questions (incredible
what you can forget within only 10 years...).


If I do remember right the Command Center was a resource hog with V6,
but I could be totally wrong with that. I still prefer the command line,
although I'm on Windows, that's because of the unix background I guess
:)

From the command line you can use the 'db2 list tables for all' to get
all tables (after connecting to the database). This command can also be
used to list all tables belonging to one schema. If you need to know
which schema's are in your db you can run the command
db2 "select distinct tabschema from syscat.tables where type = 'T'".

For each table you need to run the command
db2 "xport to <file.csv> of del select * from <tabschema>.<ta bname>".

You can create the export statements with the (wrapped) command
db2 "select 'db2 export to ' || rtrim(tabschema ) || '_' || rtrim
(tabname) || '.csv of del select * from ' || rtrim(tabschema ) || '.' ||
rtrim(tabname) from syscat.tables where type = 'T' and tabschema =
'<tabschema>'"

Hope this helps.

Mar 13 '06 #8
Gert van der Kooij wrote:
In article <dv**********@o nline.de>, no*********@onl ine.de says...
Gert van der Kooij wrote:
In article <dv**********@o nline.de>, no*********@onl ine.de says...
Gert van der Kooij wrote:
> In article <dv**********@o nline.de>, no*********@onl ine.de says...
>
>> My dream is a tool that can read the DB2 backup, and copies the tables
>> in Excel spreadsheets... . okay, dreaming... whatever intermediate steps
>> are needed, I will try!
>>
> With which version of DB2 was the backup created?
Gert,

it was generated with DB2 V6 (at least that's what the "Event Monitor"
and "Command Center" are saying.

Cheers,
Udo

Do you still have a system running with OS/2 and DB2 V6?

Yes - I still use the database.
If so you can restore the backup and use the export command as have been
sugggested by others. If you don't have a V6 system you need at least V7
system to restore (and automatically migrate) the backup and export the
tables.

How can I do the export (ohh gosh, 10 years ago I knew...)? I vaguely
remember that there was an app to see the different tables and so on.
But opening the Folder "DB2 for OS/2" I see a lot of things, but best
looks like a command line interface....:
o HTML Search Server
o Command Center, Command Line Processor
o ODBC Installer & Administrator
o Client Configuration Assistant
o Windows Support
o Problem Determination Tools
o First steps

Sorry to bother you with those stupid beginner questions (incredible
what you can forget within only 10 years...).


If I do remember right the Command Center was a resource hog with V6,
but I could be totally wrong with that. I still prefer the command line,
although I'm on Windows, that's because of the unix background I guess
:)

From the command line you can use the 'db2 list tables for all' to get
all tables (after connecting to the database). This command can also be
used to list all tables belonging to one schema. If you need to know
which schema's are in your db you can run the command
db2 "select distinct tabschema from syscat.tables where type = 'T'".

For each table you need to run the command
db2 "xport to <file.csv> of del select * from <tabschema>.<ta bname>".

You can create the export statements with the (wrapped) command
db2 "select 'db2 export to ' || rtrim(tabschema ) || '_' || rtrim
(tabname) || '.csv of del select * from ' || rtrim(tabschema ) || '.' ||
rtrim(tabname) from syscat.tables where type = 'T' and tabschema =
'<tabschema>'"

Hope this helps.


Gert,

this looking great - I will try it asap!

Thanks so much.

Udo
Mar 13 '06 #9
Gert van der Kooij wrote:
In article <dv**********@o nline.de>, no*********@onl ine.de says...
Gert van der Kooij wrote:
In article <dv**********@o nline.de>, no*********@onl ine.de says...
Gert van der Kooij wrote:
> In article <dv**********@o nline.de>, no*********@onl ine.de says...
>
>> My dream is a tool that can read the DB2 backup, and copies the tables
>> in Excel spreadsheets... . okay, dreaming... whatever intermediate steps
>> are needed, I will try!
>>
> With which version of DB2 was the backup created?
Gert,

it was generated with DB2 V6 (at least that's what the "Event Monitor"
and "Command Center" are saying.

Cheers,
Udo

Do you still have a system running with OS/2 and DB2 V6?

Yes - I still use the database.
If so you can restore the backup and use the export command as have been
sugggested by others. If you don't have a V6 system you need at least V7
system to restore (and automatically migrate) the backup and export the
tables.

How can I do the export (ohh gosh, 10 years ago I knew...)? I vaguely
remember that there was an app to see the different tables and so on.
But opening the Folder "DB2 for OS/2" I see a lot of things, but best
looks like a command line interface....:
o HTML Search Server
o Command Center, Command Line Processor
o ODBC Installer & Administrator
o Client Configuration Assistant
o Windows Support
o Problem Determination Tools
o First steps

Sorry to bother you with those stupid beginner questions (incredible
what you can forget within only 10 years...).


If I do remember right the Command Center was a resource hog with V6,
but I could be totally wrong with that. I still prefer the command line,
although I'm on Windows, that's because of the unix background I guess
:)

From the command line you can use the 'db2 list tables for all' to get
all tables (after connecting to the database). This command can also be
used to list all tables belonging to one schema. If you need to know
which schema's are in your db you can run the command
db2 "select distinct tabschema from syscat.tables where type = 'T'".

For each table you need to run the command
db2 "xport to <file.csv> of del select * from <tabschema>.<ta bname>".

You can create the export statements with the (wrapped) command
db2 "select 'db2 export to ' || rtrim(tabschema ) || '_' || rtrim
(tabname) || '.csv of del select * from ' || rtrim(tabschema ) || '.' ||
rtrim(tabname) from syscat.tables where type = 'T' and tabschema =
'<tabschema>'"

Hope this helps.


Gert,

it works - I'm so happy!

Just a last small nice-to-know question: can I somehow read the headers
of the columns, like first column is "Artist", 2nd is "title" and so on....?

You really helped me so much - thanks a lot!!!

Udo
Mar 13 '06 #10

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