The ASYNC command lets you execute an SQL statement in a separate thread. It is used in conjunction with the Wait For command to get the results.
You supply the SQL statement, which is any valid SQL statement, as a String. The Identifier you must supply for the async SQL statement is used in the Wait For command and is a case-insensitive ij identifier; it must not be the same as any other identifier for an async statement on the current connection. You cannot reference a statement previously prepared and named by the ij Prepare command in this command.
ij creates a new thread in the current connection to issue the SQL statement. The separate thread is closed once the statement completes.
ij>async aInsert 'INSERT into menu values (''entree'',''chicken'',11)'; ij>INSERT INTO menu VALUES ('dessert','ice cream',3); 1 rows inserted/updated/deleted. ij>wait for aInsert; 1 rows inserted/updated/deleted. -- the result of the asynchronous insert