IMHO this is a big deal, I can now use the SQL three part name to retrieve data from Db2 for i SQL Table functions on other partitions. The three part name is where I give the “database” name along with the schema and object name. In the IBM i world I can translate that to:
The dot (otherwise known as: period or full stop ( . )) must be used as the separator, rather than the slash ( / ).
For example if I want to retrieve a list of objects of the files in my library on another partition, I will be calling the other partition OTHERSYS. I can use the following statement to retrieve data from the other partition using the three part name with the, for example the SYSFILE View:
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