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Quick Beginnings for DB2 Extended Enterprise Edition for UNIX

Setting up a Document Server

By default the DB2 information is installed on your local system. This means that each person who needs access to the DB2 information must install the same files. To have the DB2 information stored in a single location, use the following instructions:

  1. Copy all files and sub-directories from \sqllib\doc\html on your local system to a web server. Each book has its own sub-directory containing all the necessary HTML and GIF files that make up the book. Ensure that the directory structure remains the same.

  2. Configure the web server to look for the files in the new location. For information on NetQuestion, a search facility for HTML documents, see DB2 Online Books on an Intranet (

  3. The Information Center allows you to specify a base URL for all HTML files. The URL for the list of books should be used.

  4. Once you are able to view the book files, you should bookmark commonly viewed topics such as:

The search form provided with DB2 allows you to use several different search variations. These include:

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