Fetching Python Database Cursors by Column Name

Today I got asked if you can index in to rows returned by ibm_db_dbi by column name. While this doesn't come out of the box, it can be done pretty easily.

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Mucking with the Runtime Library Search Path on PASE

In my last blog I showed how the LIBPATH gets used and also how the runtime search path in the binary gets used. LIBPATH is obviously set as an environment variable, but how does that runtime search path get generated? Let's explore!

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LIBPATH... How Does It Work?

So in the last entry, I described the differences between PATH and LIBPATH, but I didn't really explain how LIBPATH is actually used. I'm going to rectify that in this entry. First, though, we need to take a detour and learn how programs get loaded.

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I see this kind of tip suggested a lot when dealing with PASE issues:

export PATH=/my/path/bin:/other/path/bin:$PATH
export LIBPATH=/my/path/bin:/other/path/bin:$LIBPATH

That's not how this works! That's not how any of this works!

This misguided suggestion bugs me to no end, so today I'm here to educate and clear up confusion over LIBPATH.

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First Post

First post here. More to come later. Happy X-mas to you all!