SQL Stored Procedures and Functions
Rob Bestgen, IBM
May 20, 2014 FASUG Meeting
Support for SQL Procedural Language (SQL PL) in IBM i has become instrumental in application modernization and porting
projects. The procedural language can be brought to bear in many different aspects of database processing. In this session,
we provide an overview of the SQL procedural language and describe the major areas in which it can be used: procedures,
functions and triggers. This session will also highlight recent advancements in SQL PL as well as performance tips.
Rob Bestgen is a lead database architect working in the heart of the IBM i development lab in Rochester, MN.
As chief architect of the DB2 SQL Query Engine (SQE) for DB2 for i, he has directed the team in providing SQE's
numerous industry leading (and patented) capabilities. He is also a proud member of the DB2 for i Center of Excellence
team, helping customers utilize the amazing capabilities of DB2 i and IBM i. He is a frequent presenter at
customer briefings and customer conferences both domestically and internationally.
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