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dbsql should support "BEGIN END" statement like as nzsql for migration.

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Customer: Summit, Kadokawa, Sompo Japan, Coop Deli

Title: dbsql should support "BEGIN END" statement like as Netezza



Netezza customers use "BEGIN END" statement for their batch jobs.

Db2 has similar function but not the same function.


Here is the differences:


Netezza transactions ( ) :

begin;    <---- please notice a semicolon ";" after the keyword "begin"
insert into cities values ('Boston', 'Massachusetts');  <--- SQL statements only
insert into cities values ('Houston', 'Texas');

db2 anonymous block statements ( ):

BEGIN    <--- please notice there is NO semicolon ";" after "BEGIN" keyword
  dbms_output.put_line( 'Hello' );  <--- SQL or  PL/SQL statements  (body of procedures)

Netezza BEGIN statement for transactions are NOT the same as db2 BEGIN statement for anonymous block statement. db2 does NOT support BEGIN transaction blocks from Netezza. Please check the explanation for "BEGIN" in db2 compatibility documentation:


  • Soh Kaijima
  • Feb 22 2019
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  • Yasutaka Emoto commented
    22 Feb, 2019 11:48am

    This function is very important for netezza users. IIAS should support this function as soon as possible.

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