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Application Development

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enable catalog database with SECURITY SSL in LDAP (MS active directory)

After enabling ssl for connections to db2 we want to register (catalog) database in Microsoft active directory (LDAP) to provide it to all user. But "db2 register db2 server in ldap as DATABASE protocol tcpip hostname hosta svcename 50005 SECURITY...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Application Development / Security 1 Not under consideration

support array fetches for embedded SQL COBOL applications

With Db2 Version 11.1 Mod3 Fix Pack3 iFix001 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, the CLP command precompile or prep now supports EXEC SQL statements like this: EXEC SQL FETCH c1 FOR :cnt ROWS INTO :pname, :deptEND-EXEC. However, DB2 precompiler services...
about 4 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Not under consideration

Generate UUIDs in DB2

Oracle (sorry to compare!) has ability to generate a UID. We are looking for this function in DB2 Zos and LUW. Universal Unique Identifier (UUID) -- In Oracle Oracle sequences are frequently used to provide unique numbers for primary keys where an...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Application Development / Other/Unknown 2 Not under consideration

Enhance SYSIBM.SQLFUNCTIONS to deliver meta data required by JCC (JDBC V4)

This is a quite old story. Back in 2015 this had already been addresses by COGNOS team IBM internally, but due to the possible impact to existing applications, it was refused to open an APAR for this issue. But RFE or DCR has not been opened by CO...
about 3 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Not under consideration

Support of TO_SINGLE_BYTE (oracle function) in 1363 code page database

Needs for higher Oracle compatibility.
about 3 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Not under consideration

Make the Db2 jdbc driver available in public Maven repository

Copy of an idea from here: thing I really like about open source databases is that they are so easy to start developing with.In java for example, I can create a project add the maven details for ...
over 4 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

Remote DB2 connections via Universal Diver T4 not well balanced.

Sysplex workload balancing does not guarantee that executions are distributed among the available systems. It depends on the capacity of the systems (WLM choose systems with more CPs/ZIIPs), performance index of enclaves, and DB2 system health (fr...
over 5 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Not under consideration


COMMIT NOWAIT could be used to accelerate commit processing (releasing locks while log data not yet written to disk nor transferred to HADR standby) . There are applications that know how to restart their database transaction in case the transacti...
about 4 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Not under consideration

Enhance JCC exception message

Within an application, the failure scenarios are being stored in the database, along with the exception messages. This helps in a meaningful report generation, and determination of the cause of the failure. In this particular case, when we try to ...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Not under consideration

Show altered Sequence value in Db2 Catalog

Currently the next value of a sequence can not be easily retrieved from the catalog after a ALTER SEQUENCE command (without retrieving it and increasing it at the same time). Especially when moving from one environment to another it is important t...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Not under consideration