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Get Running with the IBM Db2 for i .NET Provider

Get Running with the IBM Db2 for i .NET Provider

The base product for this TechCrystals Code Package is a fast-path tutorial and working web pages source code bundle for the business software developer targeting use of Db2 for i SQL in the Visual Studio IDE, or production IIS web server.

There are also two optional add-on components that help boost productivity for developers already working with IBM SQL PL stored procedures (or  planning to), so please click here for that...  

Within minutes, using just our base product, your Db2 for i database and any version of the Visual Studio IDE, you'll be protyping all sorts of dynamic SQL within a zero-footprint web page (so most any browser without any add-on requirements).  And you'll have the capability to tap into the latest Db2 for i features on your IBM i Power System.  For developers somewhat new to c# or Microsoft "web forms", you will be able to see and enjoy how results can be produced in a gridview using a minimal amount of c# in the "code-behind" the html (and xhtml in the case of the gridview).  spoiler alert - vb.net version coming soon! 

For column headings, you get nice dynamic formatting, and you can pull from whereever and however in order to get your user-friendly column headings out from under the covers, such as by pulling from views, physical files, logical files or even SQL field renaming syntax.  Incidentally, column duplicates created via dynamic joins without discreet column lists are resolved automatically in the gridview control (yea!).  This makes it a little challenging in Add-On 2, but more on that later.  

The base package also includes everything you need to know to get IBM's Db2 for i .NET Provider downloaded and installed and configured in a ASP.NET OO web forms project for your desktop (with Visual Studio, even community edition) or for production in an IIS web server.

With your purchase, you'll receive all of the c# (or vb.net) code-behind source that does the work behind the scenes to set up the SQL and stored procedure requests and that operates the web pages.  Along with all of the XHTML and CSS used for the views... 

Bootstrap or Not - No Biggie
There is a duplicate of the base and Add-On 1 web pages that operates within the responsive-bootstrap-master page strategy, since bootstrap is a part of the web application .NET Framework project template supplied in Visual Studio and you can deploy Add-On 1 for users...  See Chapter 7 picture below...  The reason we offer it as a duplicate is to accomodate your current shop's strategy and to enable you to easily isolate the differences.  But it turns out that tweaking some of the CSS properties in a generic run-time gridview is a bit of a hassle when using bootstrap because you have to get to the required level of specificity for the properties to take...  Anyway, even what you only might need is in there.

(Base - Chapter 5) Dynamic Inline SQL to Results Gridview (web page) (pictured)

Dynamic Inline SQL to Results GridView picture from Get Running - TechCrystals Code Package

While this particular Db2 data provider from IBM is dependent upon the Microsoft .NET Framework, this often enables top-notch leveraging of both .NET Framework features (web and infrastructure) and IBM Db2 within your programming language, so as a developer, you get lots of power at your disposal.  

Get Running - TechCrystals Code Package (base)
(Ch 1) install VS 2017 CE or VS 2019 CE pics
(Ch 2a) create c# web app (web forms) base project VS 2017
(Ch 2b) create c# web app (web forms) base project VS 2019
(Ch 3) download latest Db2 for i .NET Data Provider from IBM
(Ch 4)
install latest Db2 for i .NET Data Provider DLL
(Ch 5a) create new web project - simplest and fastest pro app
Dynamic Inline SQL to Results Gridview (web page)
(Ch 5b) subset - enable use (reference) the DLL in an existing VS project
(Ch 6) special (rare) circumstance specs involving the provider
(Ch 7) simplest and fastest pro app with responsive master page from MS project template
Need a freebie chapter to help you decide whether to purchase?  Let us know!
**complimentary with registration - you decide!**
link to -> downloads page

(Base - Chapter 5) Dynamic Inline SQL to Results Gridview (web page) - 2nd Example - Shown here using SQL filtering and gridview filtering and Db2 for i SQL timestamp formulation at run time from old style decimal date and time columns... 

Dynamic Inline SQL to Results GridView demonstrating 2 types of filtering and timestamp formulation from decimal fields from Get Running - TechCrystals Code Package

(Base - Chapter 7) (pictured) Simplest and Fastest Pro App with responsive master page from MS project template (included in base)

Dynamic Inline SQL to Results GridView with responsive master page picture from Get Running - TechCrystals Code Package

Obviously much of the technique you use in working with the Get Running - TechCrystals Code Package™ can be applied to your efforts in developing custom production software or ad-hoc queries for end users at your company.  Similarly there is a good chance our package offers an increased productivity angle (at a good price point) for a variety of developer skill and experience levels.  

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Running Framework 3.5? No problem.  We currently have Chapter (6) special circumstance specs involving the provider on free promotion! through May 31st, 2021, with your web user check in...  The info in this chapter is likely needed only when working with at a combination of the following situations...   (a) Visual Studio 2013 and earlier versions,  (b) 3rd party .NET languages (such as Visual RPG for .NET), (c) the website project model or (d) earlier versions of the data provider. link to -> downloads page






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