The ultimate IBM DB2 Toolkit

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With the i-effect® DB2Tools-Package you can export databases or any part of the contents of databases in various file formats with arbitrarily fixed configurations.

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Direct exports from DB2 data in tabular formats like XML, XLS, XLSX, CSV, TXT, HTML ...

i-effect *DB2EXPORT is a native IBM i application for direct DB2 data export into spreadsheet formats (XML, XLS, CSV, HTML, TXT and PDF) on IBM Power System. It sends your employees any report at any time and for every defined event straight into their inboxes using push technology. The PC output files posses the full range of formatting and functional features.

Up-to-date and consistent

Reliable data from DB2

Direct exports from DB2 data in tabular formats - Management and specialist departments require up-to-date and consistent data to make trend-setting decisions. Most reliable business data is provided by the data base itself. On the one hand queries should provide homogeneous information in standardised format and regular time intervals. On the other hand, the processing of data base queries must be possible for different departments at any time on short notice. Mostly, inhouse data base specialists are in charge of data provision but because of lack of time they cannot process it as flexible as favoured by the specialist departments.

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Conditional Formatting

Conditional formatting offers a further possibility of content dependent formatting and dynamic creation of visual appearance. By specifying rules for formatting, it is possible to render all the negative numerical values in a column red and all headings in bold print. Even changes of font and color can be defined depending on the existing data.

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User-defined Style

When converting to Excel, XML, and HTML formats, user defined styles can be used.Styles, which can be stored permanently on the system, can be applied to individual data fields and also specific data groups (headings, titles etc.). Styles contain attributes that determine the visual appearance such as font color, font, and background color.
In addition, field attributes are also determined by styles, so that the column width can be set and numerical or
alphanumerical fields are correctly formatted. In particular, date and time data, and also currency and number formats can be individually defined and applied.

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Effective Data Preparation
and Integration

Exportation of DB2 database contents into Excel formats has long been an integral part of an i-effect® installation and one can't imagine a work day without it. The exported DB2 data structure is transmitted and stored exactly.

You can use the new i-effect® *DB2MAPS module not only to export DB2 database contents, but also to translate them into a custom Excel or XML file structure or format, according to mapping rules. These freely definable database mappings can be used to separate database fields into various columns and rows, as well as headlines, sub headlines, subtotals etc. Likewise, i-effect® *DB2MAPS can export database exports into nested items and attributes of an XML file.

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Elimination of Errors and Employee Motivation

To manage your business processes and your whole EDI-workflow on the IBM i, our module *SERVER offers extensive possibilities for the automation and monitoring of the functions and procedures. For the automated processing of files or for the control of the process you have to define time and/or event-driven tasks.

Push technology is another unique selling point of *DB2MAPS and *DBEXPORT: Users will find database information completely processed report and are free from error-prone, monotonous, routine database queries.

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