Executes server-side functions.
$serverfunction (server specific syntax [Â«,parametersÂ»])
server specific syntax
A character string or an expression that evaluates to a character string containing a server specific syntax for execution in the server side.
Zero or more expressions to satisfy the usage of the server specific syntax.
A value created by the server specific syntax.
$ServerFunction executes the specific syntax (for a particular server) using the parameters.
The syntax is not parsed and checked, but rather passed through directly to the Server and, therefore, must be accepted and understood there.
This will is accepted as is by Oracle.
$ServerFunction(“sysfun.left(cast(? as VARCHAR(20),3)”,var1)
This syntax is accepted by DB2.