Standard error logs in IRIS / Caché / Ensemble are written global ^ERRORS. As this piece dates back some decades back to previous millennium its structure is far from the typical SQL storage structures.
Every now and then you may encounter a situation where for various reasons ODBC is the only option to access a remote system. Which is sufficient as long as you need to examine or change tables. But you can't directly execute some commands or change some Global.
As Bill has mentioned earlier in his post, we have carefully reviewed the JSON capabilities and made some adjustments to ensure they deliver the best benefit to you. In this post, I am going to describe the modifications in more detail and provide guidance for you to understand the implication for your code base.
This is the second piece in our series on 2021.2 SQL enhancements delivering an adaptive, high-performance SQL experience. In this article, we'll zoom in on the innovations in gathering Table Statistics, which are of course the primary input for the Run Time Plan Choice capability we described in the previous article.
If you define a Persistent Class / Table the class compiler generates for you an appropriate Storage definition. A different option is to define a SQL mapping for an already existing Global storage. This has been excellently explained already in a different series of articles. The Art of Mapping Globals to Classes 1 of 3
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Thanks to @Yuri Marx we have seen a very nice example for DB migration from Postgres to IRIS. My personal problem is the use of DBeaver as a migration tool. Especially as one of the strengths of IRIS ( and also Caché) before is the availability of the SQLgateways that allow access to any external Db as long as for them an access usinig JDBC or ODBC is available. So I extended the package to demonstrate this.
We have received quite a lot of interest in using SQL on FHIR data. As you know, FHIR data is encoded in the form of a complex directed graph, and thus you can not easily query it with traditional SQL queries or business intelligence tools. Some customers have noticed that the "FHIR search tables" in IRIS for Health have flattened part of the FHIR graph, and have tried to use them for analytics. This is an undocumented and unsupported part of IRIS for Health, and can change without notice.
This is the third article in our short series around innovations in IRIS SQL that deliver a more adaptive, high-performance experience for analysts and applications querying relational data on IRIS. It may be the last article in this series for 2021.2, but we have several more enhancements lined up in this area. In this article, we'll dig a little deeper into additional table statistics we're starting to gather in this release: Histograms
With IRIS 2021.1, we released a significant revision our SQL utilities API at %SYSTEM.SQL. Yes, that's a while ago now, but last week a customer asked a few questions about this and then @Tom Woodfin applied gentle mental pressure ;-) to make me describe the rationale of these changes in a little more detail on the Developer Community. So here we go!
This article is intended to be a simple tutorial on how to create ODBC connections and working with them, since I found starting with them a little bit confused, but I had amazing people to take my hand and walk me through it, and I think everyone deserves that kind of help too. I'm going to divide each little part in sections, so feel free to jump to the one you feel the need to, although I recommend reading everything.
Benjamin De Boe wrote this great article about Universal Cached Queries, but what the heck is a Universal Cached Query (UCQ) and why should I care about it if I am writing good old embedded SQL? In Caché and Ensemble, Cached Queries would be generated to resolve xDBC and Dynamic SQL. Now i
Order is a necessity for everyone, but not everyone understands it in the same way
Disclaimer: This article uses Russian language and Cyrillic alphabet as examples, but is relevant for anyone who uses Caché in a non-English locale. Please note that this article refers mostly to NLS collations, which are different than SQL collations. SQL collations (such as SQLUPPER, SQLSTRING, EXACT which means no collation, TRUNCATE, etc.) are actual functions that are explicitly applied to some values, and whose results are sometimes explicitly stored in the global subscripts. When stored in subscripts, these values would naturally follow the NLS collation in effect (“SQL and NLS Collations”).
In the vast and varied SQL database market, InterSystems IRIS stands out as a platform that goes way beyond just SQL, offering a seamless multimodel experience and supporting a rich set of development paradigms. Especially the advanced Object-Relational engine has helped organizations use the best-fit development approach for each facet of their data-intensive workloads, for example ingesting data through Objects and simultaneously querying it through SQL. Persistent Classes correspond to SQL tables, their properties to table columns and business logic is easily accessed using User-Defined Functions or Stored Procedures. In this article, we'll zoom in on a little bit of the magic just below the surface, and discuss how it may affect your development and deployment practices. This is an area of the product where we have plans to evolve and improve, so please don't hesitate to share your views and experiences using the comments section below.
The newer dynamic SQL classes (%SQL.Statement and %StatementResult) perform better than %ResultSet, but I did not adopt them for some time because I had learned how to use %ResultSet. Finally, I made a cheat sheet, which I find useful when writing new code or rewriting old code. I thought other people might find it useful.
First, here is a somewhat more verbose adaptation of my cheat sheet: