Category: Scripting


Basic Perl Encryption for DBAs

One of my specialties and passions is scripting. I play a major role in writing or maintaining just about every DB2 maintenance, DB2 build, and DB2 data pruning script that my company writes/uses. One thing I’ve found a need to do is to encrypt and decrypt a single value. In my case, I have the script store a value in...


Scripting for DB2 LUW – Why Perl?

Why Perl? Perl is my favorite scripting language. This was actually a conscious choice. When I took an Oracle class earlier this year, I realized that I have a non-standard background. The instructor asked the class whether people became a DBA after being a developer or after being a system administrator. The class was split essentially down the middle –...