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Add package name to SQL0552N msg

When db2exfmt is used from remote clients with different db2levels than the db2 server, than binding of packages with this level is needed. If the users got BIND rights granted, this is done impliziely without problems. However if users don't have...
3 days ago in Db2 / Db2 Connect and Drivers 0 Submitted

externalize generic runstats information for XML columns in SYSCAT.COLUMNS

Currently RUNSTATS does not store generic statistical results for XML columns in SYSCAT.COLUMNS - as it does for other data types -, like numnulls etc.This information in SYSCAT.COLUMNS is used for administrative, automated tasks worldwide, but ca...
4 days ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export Import Load db2look etc) 0 Submitted

remove limitations in workfile database which leedsto outages

When a workfile is created Db2 increments obid, when a workfile ist dropped the obid is not released by Db2. There is a restriction of maximum 500 workfiles. When the limit has been reached, no more work files can be created, SQL code -497 is retu...
2 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Submitted

create Planning Analytics queries in reporting and data modules using custom MDX

The custom SQL object is useful in reporting and data modules for creating tables from relational sources using raw query language. The same could be said for the custom MDX object, but this does not support the Planning Analytics data source conn...
4 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Reporting 0 Submitted


ADMIN_MOVE_TABLE (AMT) procedure fails in SWAP phase, if the table to be moved has an expression based index defined. This issue has been lifted partially, as the RENAME of the table is now supported with INDEX on EXPRESSION (IoE). But in our case...
4 days ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export Import Load db2look etc) 0 Submitted

Support S3 Buckets with Object Locks

Db2 already has an integration that supports directly writing/reading to/from to S3 buckets. Unfortunately this integration currently does not support buckets that use object locks. In such a case the following error pops up in the diagnostic log:...
about 8 hours ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0 Submitted

7.2.1.client-13: does not have the SoamFactory.setSymEnv method

Regarding the use of the following: SoamFactory.initialize(); SoamFactory.setSymEnv("EGO_MASTER_LIST","hostname"); <-- the master VIP (on-premise or cloud master ip) SoamFactory.setSymEnv("EGO_KD_PORT","vemkd_port"); <-- 7870 SoamFactory.set...
about 12 hours ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.3.2 0 Submitted

Add optional WHERE condition to MERGE statement

Oracle supports an optional WHERE condition for insert/update/delete operations when using MERGE on the source or target table This could be handy in some situations to skip some rows if the condition is not true.
about 15 hours ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

let db2adutl work cross-dbpartition on one LPAR, as it did before

Before DB2 db2adutl could work on different dbpartitions on the same LPAR.Now it throws an error that input database partition number/current database partition number are different, if DB2NODE is not explicitly set.db2adutl should be a...
about 20 hours ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0 Submitted

Request to not ask business users to escape reserved characters on the FTS

Business users are often missing to add the escape characters “\\” as it is confusing for them to perform this type of search. We should have a workaround on this such as say use a double quote to search for an exact match, etc.
about 21 hours ago in Product Master 0 Submitted