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Data Types

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Please add buffering for LOBs

Please add buffering for LOBs
almost 4 years ago in Db2 / Data Types / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Not under consideration


Competitive databases like Oracle, PostgreSQL and SQL Server along with others have data type TIMESTAMP with TIME ZONE but LUW does not. Our own DB2 on z/OS starting version V11.0 has TIMESTAMP WITH TIMEZONE.
over 7 years ago in Db2 / Data Types 2 Not under consideration

Invalid maximum timestamp value availble in DB2

In reference to this Db2 for z/OS idea (link), we need the same functionality for all platforms including Db2 for LUW. I quote the text from the other RFE: Currently there is documented maximum timestamp value available in DB2 as '9999-12-31-2...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Data Types 0 Not under consideration

Allow data type ROW CHANGE TIMESTAMP in column-organized tables

We need the ability to define columns with data type ROW CHANGE TIMESTAMP in our tables so that we can track when the last change was made. Currently we use normal row based tables which allow this but we want to migrate to column based tables. Wh...
over 4 years ago in Db2 / BLU Acceleration / Data Types 0 Not under consideration

Time Travel Query RI

State Farm would like to have Native RI support for Time Travel Query. They have requested the same for DB2 z/OS Cypress release. Greg Debo David Nagle
over 7 years ago in Db2 / Data Types 0 Not under consideration