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XML in Db2

The XML standard has acquired a great impact on the IT industry and on the way we are working. It has become the standard for structured data transport, and is also more and more used to store documents in a format-neutral way. Questions that arise in a Db2 context are:

In this course we will explain the features of XML in combination with Db2 and we will present some practical implementation scenarios. To this end we will learn to work with "PureXML", the "hybrid" database solution of Db2 (since version 9, both on z/OS and on LUW).


No public sessions are currently scheduled. We will be pleased to set up an on-site course or to schedule an extra public session (in case of a sufficient number of candidates). Interested? Please contact ABIS.

Intended for

Db2 developers and DBAs.


Good knowledge of Db2 is required (see courses Db2 for z/OS fundamentals course or Db2 for LUW fundamentals course). A thorough XML knowledge or experience is not necessary; some notions of XML (see e.g. XML concepts) will of course be an advantage.

Main topics

Training method

As no thorough XML knowledge or experience is required for this session, we'll start with a brief theoretical introduction to XML. Starting from this basic XML knowledge, it will be easy to understand the XML features provided by Db2. The theoretical explanation will be guided by demo's and exercises.


1 day.

Course leader

Peter Vanroose, Kris Van Thillo.

Global score

3.9/5 (based on 28 evaluations)


Maybe 2 days to do more exercises and to go deeper into some parts (, )
Very good course (, )
Too much time spent on first chapter and not enough focus on XML for DB2 and also need to bring out advantages + use cases (, )
tempo = hoog (, )
Good, brief introduction into XML (, )