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The change 'Primary Key Name' is added!

Currently, I know that there is no function to change only the 'Primary Key Name' of Db2. Especially in the case of Primary Key, Unique Index is also created when it is generated! Since the primary key name cannot be duplicated, there is a problem...
19 days ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Submitted

Automated Re-creation of Select-Star Views

If a view is created by using a 'SELECT *' statement, the view is not updated when a new column is added to the base table. An example: create table dm_tab(N integer, M integer) organize by row; insert into dm_tab(N, M) values (1, 2); create view ...
3 months ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Under review

Population of V12 new added Catalog columns during activation of Function level V12R1M50 and avoid it later during executions of ALTER TABLESPACE because of contention of packages.

After you apply the PTF for APAR PI86123, the first ALTER TABLESPACE, populates any null attributes for objects created in function level V12R1M100 or earlier. When the one-time population occurs for an ALTER TABLESPACE statement, Db2 must quiesce...
5 months ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 1 Future consideration

Locally defined functions within stored procedures and user defined functions

Since Db2 10.1 it is possible to define locally defined types and procedures. In many situations locally defined functions are missing.
5 months ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Future consideration

Add "IF EXISTS" syntax to all DROP statements

More and more SQL is stored in repositories and needs to be applied in odd places and orders. One syntax element that supports this is the "IF EXISTS" on a drop statement. This causes a statement to not count as a failure if it finds no object to ...
6 months ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Future consideration

Add ability to detect changes in data (similar to QSYS2.DISPLAY_JOURNAL)

When supporting a production environment, one needs to detect the sequence of updates, including before and after image. On IBMi, we use extensively the functionality to consult the journal entries (https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/qsys2displayjo...
6 months ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Future consideration

Functions for converting Unix Epoch Time and Dealing with RHEL 8 Native Posix MQ

SQL scalar functions for Converting between human-readable date/time and Unix Epoch Time. For example: db2 "values ept2date(123456789,0)" is equivalent to Linux GNU date command date -d "1970-01-01 1234567890 sec UTC db2 "values "date2ept('now')" ...
7 months ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 1 Future consideration

Enabling readonly mode for database or user. (DB2 LUW)

Would like to see a db level and a user level parameter to enable readonly mode at database level or user level. Currently need to run set of statements to achieve this, which makes management difficult. A single statement to enable readonly mode ...
11 months ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Future consideration

Start Commandline-Script in Stored Procedure

Executes external commandline-scripts from stored procedure. The stored procedure call should work like following: select * from (VALUES '`sh /tmp/test.sh`') AS TEMP(Testoutput); With the script i check if new created tables or views from developm...
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 1 Future consideration

Start Commandline-Script in Stored Procedure

It will be nice to start a Commandline-Script like test.sh from attachement in DB2-Stored Procedures. In db2 commandline call it allready works: db2 " select * from (VALUES '`sh /tmp/test.sh`') AS TEMP(Testoutput) " Commandline Result: TESTOUTPUT ...
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Future consideration