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PL/SQL compatibility - default values of procedure parameters

Currently DB2 does not fully support Oracle-style definition of default parameters in PL/SQL stored procedures (including those in functions).The following definition works in Oracle, but requires modification in DB2:CREATE OR REPLACE PACKAGE mysc...
almost 5 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Not under consideration

DENSE_RANK FIRST/LAST (Oracle function)

It is required for higher oracle sql compatibility,
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Not under consideration


DB2 z/os supports that DGTT tabe can be drop on commit. My customer who is migrating to db2 luw want to drop table on commit as well.
over 5 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Not under consideration

NCHR for db2 LUW (new scalar function)

Oracle supports NCHR function. To migrate oracle application, we need this scalar function. NCHR returns the character having the binary equivalent to number in the national character set. The value returned is always NVARCHAR2. This function is ...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

Sharing locks between transaction branches also when setting INTRA_PARALLEL is set to YES

We are using DB2 11 for LUW and for an application server we have IBM WebSphere Application Server 9. We have a cluster environment containing several servers. Our applications are running on different application servers(cluster environment) an...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

Date type compatibility in ORA mode

Although Oracle compatibility mode, the result of date type operation differs from that of Oracle. Because the output are different, customer need to modify the application source. so they wants to see the same result as Oracle.
almost 3 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Not under consideration


The SQLJ Profile Customizer command db2sqljcustomize (described in the DB2 11 for z/OS Application Programming Guide and Reference for Java) with the options -onlinecheck YES and -genDBRM is used to create a DB2 z/OS DBRM for a SQLJ Java program. ...
about 6 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Planned for future release

DB2 to add support for Oracle functions after compatibility vector is set to ORA

1. DB2 does not support sys_guid() function even after oracle vector is being set. 2. DB2 does not support DBMS_SESSION3. FROM_TZ function is not supported. 4. REGEXP_REPLACE is not supported
over 6 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 3 Not under consideration

Better performance of Java table routines

The existing Db2 interface for developing table functions in Java programming language is not designed for performance, because:(a) It requires a separate native (JNI, e.g. Java-to-C) call for setting each field value for each output row(b) It imp...
about 4 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Not under consideration

Make sqc prep error message accurate

C code from sqc prep error when using Werror=conversion option is used in gcc
about 4 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Delivered