Incorporate web services into your SQL queries

In the past, resources supplied by IBM® DB2® for i have mainly included
catalog objects, which users can query to discover details about the database.
Recently, a new type of DB2 for i resource was added for database application
developers: HTTP functions that are delivered as part of a recent DB2 for i
Group PTF for IBM i 7.1. This article shows how to access web services using
an SQL query with these functions and integrate the web service data with
relational data. In this article, an example is used to demonstrate the usage
of the HTTP functions and how to combine them with the DB2 for i built-in XML
support.

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