DB2 Error Code – -516 the describe statement does not identify a prepared statement

In this post, you’ll learn about the error message -516 the describe statement does not identify a prepared statement in the IBM DB2 database , the reason why it occurs along with the solution to fix it

IBM DB2 Error Message

-516 the describe statement does not identify a prepared statement

Reason for the Error

An attempt was made to execute a DESCRIBE for a statement� that had not been successfully prepared beforehand.

Solution

Correct the logic of the application program to� ensure that a statement is properly prepared before a DESCRIBE of the� statement is attempted.