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Improve SQL0293N when creating database on 4K sector size disk

On CREATE DATABASE db2 reports a very generic error message SQL0293N when there is a write access to a 4K sector size disk. Instead should do a check when creating containers e.g. read 512 bytes, if this does not work, read 4K block. If 4K block c...
about 12 hours ago in Db2 / Serviceability 0 Submitted

DB2 Support for Business Partners

Suggest allowing access to DB2 Support for IBM Business Partners companies who do not have a valid support contract, nor may have a valid DB2 licence at all, but despite all that devote their (working) lives preaching, selling and supporting DB2 f...
3 months ago in Db2 / Serviceability 4 Functionality already exists

parallel insert into row organized table

parallel insert is only supported on Column organized table. insert into row_table select * from souce_table is very slow
4 months ago in Db2 / Serviceability 0 Submitted

Allow native support of user-defined collation such as EBCDIC in CREATE DATABASE command

This will allow easy creation of databases on LUW supporting EBCDIC collations which will in-turn allow easy migration for Db2 on z/OS to Db2 LUW. Currently, this is only supported via the user-defined option of sqlecrea() api and a C program has ...
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Serviceability 0 Not under consideration

Update LASTUSED info for table more frequently

When new table is created, some migration is performed and similar it is pretty important info when object was last accessed. Db2 has LASTUSED, e.g SYSCAT.TABLES.LASTUSED column, but the data in this column can be according to documentation up to ...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Serviceability 0 Not under consideration

Enhance SQLCODE SQL3015N details

When we receive the following error message (during LOAD): SQL3015N An SQL error "-551" occurred during processing. we only know, that it is an authorization issue. The detail information (authorization-id, operation, object-name) are not availabl...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Serviceability 0 Future consideration
110 VOTE

NONBLOCKED option for event monitors to prevent them from blocking user services

Db2 locking event monitor may block deadlocked applications from proceeding for a purpose of making event monitors work under some circumstances. (Reported on case TS007885986) Since it could damage user's business services severely, user should b...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Serviceability 1 Future consideration

db2start of a running instance should reload/restart configuration without interruption of current sessions

Sometimes dbm configuration changes are not active immediately and require a full instance restart. E.g. adding an SSL port and config updates of the db catalog changes in SYS*_GROUP ... It would be great, if a db2start command is issued while the...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Serviceability 2 Not under consideration

Save and (restore) access plan for dynamic and Statis SQL

Sometime after maintenance, or index/stats change, certain SQL can pick a bad access path. It would be nice to be able to save access path and force db2 to pick old access path. We just had very painful process after V11 migration. When access pat...
over 4 years ago in Db2 / Serviceability 0 Not under consideration

Add table function to "pretty print" explained statement

Db2 allows to install the EXPLAIN TABLES using a procedure ( There are different ways to generate an access plan, i.e., to explain a s...
about 5 years ago in Db2 / Serviceability 3 Not under consideration