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Provide a GET SQL OBJECT TYPE for IBM i Objects API
We need a way to pass in an IBM i object and return a value that indicates (A) The SQL Object Type and (B) whether or not is is an SQL Object.
Effectively this would allow us to check if the object is an SQL object and obtain its SQL Object Type. For example, if a user provides a Data Area Name, we'd like to know by passing that name into this API that it is an SQL SEQUENCE or just a regular data area. In the latest builds of OBJECT_STATISTICS this information is available, however a one-object API is what's called for, for better HLL usage and less overhead.
A user (programmer, end-user etc.) passes in the name of an object, the application calls this API to determine if (A) The Object Exists, and (B) What the SQL Object Type is for the object. Here's an example in RPG IV of calling it:
Support SQL Type ("SQL Object Type") as an Object Attribute
With the pervasiveness of SQL on IBM i and the fact that most public-visible new release features are simply SQL enhancements, the SQL Type of an object is becoming more and more important to application development. As of this point in time, *DTA...
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