Web services make it easy for developers to integrate and leverage functionality provided by other applications regardless of the application's language or location. As more developers use SQL as a programming language, it stands to reason that SQL would support invoking web services. Fortunately, the DB2 for i SQL interface provides this capability in Technology Refresh 6 for IBM i 7.1. With this refresh, DB2 for i now includes user-defined functions for invoking HTTP methods, which ...

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