FAQ
IBM DB2 Database Driver for Perl DBI Version 1.6 has been uploaded on
CPAN. Testers are please welcome to test the new features and report the
bugs.

DBI is an open standard application programming interface (API) that
provides database access for client applications written in Perl. DBI
defines a set of functions, variables, and conventions that provide a
platform-independent database interface.
The DBD::DB2 driver works with DBI and a DB2 client to access databases.

**New In Release
- Improved Error and Warning Handling - Use DBI_TRACE = 3 to get all
Warning Messages
- Improved XML support to handle large XML Files
- Include SQL_ATTR_INFO_PROGRAMNAME as GetAttribute - Next release would
have Setting the attribute
as well so that it is visible by running the CLP command "db2 list
applications"
- Include SQL_ATTR_CALL_RETURN to capture the return code from a stored
procedure
- Memory cleanup which did core dump.

Download Link
http://www.cpan.org/authors/id/I/IB/IBMTORDB2/DBD-DB21.6.tar.gz

Installation Instructions
http://www-306.ibm.com/software/data/db2/perl/

Support Email Addresses

* This release is supported by Open Source Application Development Team
* You may also report your bugs via the CPAN resolution tracking system:
http://rt.cpan.org/ by searching for module DBD-DB2
* Such bug reports can be sent by email to bug-DBD-DB2@rt.cpan.org;
they also get sent to opendev@us.ibm.com, etc.

Download DB2 Express-C for free, go to:
http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/db2/express/download.html?S_CMP=ECDDWW01&S_TACT=ACDB201


Getting started with DB2 Express-C:
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/wikis/display/DB2/FREE+Book-+Getting+Started+with+DB2+Express-C


Thanks,
IBM OpenSource Application Development Team
India Software Labs, Bangalore (India)

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