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Query - Database Basics and the Need for Query


5 hours


The Query - Database Basics and the Need for Query course describes the IBM Query for i sort, report and analyze capabilities providing examples on how IBM Query for i is used to create business reports. Basic concepts relating to database structure and the data that can be accessed by IBM Query for i are explained in detail.


Personnel requiring knowledge about creating reports with the IBM Query for i facility.


Knowledge of IBM i concepts


After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Describe the tasks that can be performed by IBM Query for i
  • Identify the components that comprise a database
  • Explain how database files and records are configured

Course Content

What is Query?

The purpose of IBM Query for i
Report Formats

Database Concepts

Physical and Logical Files
Record Fields
Field Types
Primary Keys

How Files are Defined to the System

Data Description Specifications
Defining Record Formats
Field Specifications
Record Configuration Examples

Description of the Example Database

Example Database Need
File Structure
Record Values
How the Database is Used

Query - Database Basics and the Need for Query Mastery Test

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