This book discusses how to design and code application programs that access DB2 databases. It presents detailed information on the use of Structured Query Language (SQL) in supported host language programs. For information on language support for your specific operating system, see the Application Building Guide. This book also provides an overview of some of the DB2 utilities that you can use to help create DB2 applications. These utilities include The IBM DB2 Universal Database Project Add-In for Microsoft Visual C++ and IBM DB2 Stored Procedure Builder.