Access Your DB2 Catalog "Poster" Online
So, many of us gladly tacked up those posters from Platinum Technology that graphically depicted the DB2 Catalog... and then later similar posters from CA, Inc, and BMC Software... but those posters have grown is size (as has the DB2 Catalog)... and the posters have become less useful over the years because they contain less information and the smaller type.
Well, here comes a solution from zSystems and SoftwareOnZ: a free and very easy to use online DB2 Catalog reference application.
If you can use a web browser and a mouse then you can find the DB2 Catalog information you desire. Simply point and click on the appropriate table and you'll get its definition along with a listing of its columns and their data type and length. And you'll also get information about which columns participate in any indexes and what type of index (primary, unique, duplicate index).
Not only that, there is both a V8 and V9 edition of the DB2 Catalog so you can easily toggle back and forth between the two versions. That is very handy for sites that have some V8 subsystems and some V9 subsystems!
So if you are looking for a better way to view your DB2 Catalog information, be sure to check out the online DB2 Catalog reference from zSystems.