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DB2® database product documentation by product version is available by accessing IBM Knowledge Center or downloading the documentation in Portable Document Format (PDF). DB2 online documentation has moved from the DB2 Information Center to IBM Knowledge Center. DB2 Information Centers for DB2 releases are still available to be locally installed.


The DB2 documentation is available in IBM Knowledge Center, and it is the most current information. It is updated more frequently than either the PDF manuals or the hardcopy books.

For more details on the documentation move to IBM Knowledge Center, see Are you searching for a better information experience? IBM Knowledge Center: smarter knowledge, smarter information, smarter answers!

DB2 documentation available online

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DB2 database product documentation as PDF manuals

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Best practices for DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows

The Best Practice papers present advice on the most optimal ways you can use DB2 database products to satisfy key business data processing needs. These papers are authored by leading experts in IBM's development and consulting teams, and have been extensively tested.

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Document information

More support for: DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows
Install/Migrate/Upgrade - Licensing

Software version: 9.7

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 7023555

Modified date: 14 June 2013