An SQL function that is provided by DB2 and appears in the SYSIBM schema. Contrast with user-defined function.
a function for which the compiler generates the required machine instructions directly in the compiled code instead of making a call to a separately compiled routine
an expression in which an SQL-J keyword or special operator executes some operation
a predefined function that the database server provides for use in SQL statements
a predefined function that Universal Server provides for use in an SQL expression
A predefined, SQL-invoked function that provides some basic arithmetic and other operations, such as cos, log, or today.
The awk language provides built-in functions that perform various numerical, time stamp related, and string computations. Examples are sqrt (for the square root of a number) and substr (for a substring of a string). See section Built-in Functions.
In C and CL, a predefined function, such as a commonly used arithmetic function or a function necessary to high-level language compilers (for example, a function for manipulating character strings or converting data). It is automatically called by a built-in function reference. In REXX, a function that is supplied by a language. These functions, defined as part of the REXX language, include character manipulation, conversion, and information functions.
The awk language provides built-in functions that perform various numerical, I/O-related, and string computations. Examples are sqrt (for the square root of a number) and substr (for a substring of a string). gawk provides functions for timestamp management, bit manipulation, and runtime string translation. (See Built-in.)
A function known to the compiler, whose code is incorporated directly into a program module rather than referenced through a library call.