I tried Data Studio, I really did.

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So on my recent forray into writing a stored procedure, I tried to use Data Studio. It wasn’t quite as horrible as I remember GUIS. The main thing I hated was that when it lost its connection, it didn’t tell me, and I had to go in and figure out why my create procedure statement was suddenly failing. If we’re going to go the gui route, it seems like it should go whole hog, and when it realizes the connection is lost, pop up a box saying “hey, you lost your connection, click here to reconnect”. I also gave up and pulled out my SQL to explain and analyze it myself at the command line because I wasn’t having much luck doing it through Data Studio, and I thought that would be one of the things it would excel at.

So I’m going to try it some more. I did like that it gave me the general procedure structure (would have taken me 5 or 10 minutes to find that via google/info center). I’m working on training a colleague who wants to be a dba, and he is very GUI-oriented, so I’m going to take the hint and try to learn for myself. But so far, I’m not impressed – give me my command line.

Lead Db2 Database Engineer and Service Delivery Manager , XTIVIA
Ember is always curious and thrives on change. Working in IT provides a lot of that change, but after 17 years developing a top-level expertise on Db2 for mid-range servers and more than 7 years blogging about it, Ember is hungry for new challenges and looks to expand her skill set to the Data Engineering role for Data Science. With in-depth SQL and RDBMS knowledge, Ember shares both posts about her core skill set and her journey into Data Science. Ember lives in Denver and work from home for XTIVIA, leading a team of Db2 DBAs.

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