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Full support for aggregate function with DISTINCT in OLAP SPECIFICATION

Use of DISTINCT with e.g. COUNT function in OLAP specification (PARTITION BY clause) returns error SQL0441N (SQLCODE -441).Due to the fact that Db2 does NOT support the use of DISTINCT option in such cases, we have a major impact with COGNOS gener...
9 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 ...
29 days ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Submitted

Allow CREATE/REPLACE for users other than owner

Currently on Db2 LUW CREATE OR REPLACE is only allowed for the owner of a database object. CREATE OR REPLACE authorization should be opened up to allow create/replace by anyone who has the ability to drop the object and to create the object with a...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 1 Not under 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/qsys2displayjou...
29 days ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Submitted

TRANSFER OWNERSHIP for entire schema

During SAP system migration all objects in a schema need TRANSFER OWNERSHIP. This takes quite long (many minutes) for > 100.000 objects.
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under consideration

Fill gap with Oracle optimizer on RP tables

DB2 optimizer in v10.5/v11.1 has still several weaknesses in generating correct plan when using RP tables, because it bases its plan only on global stats when partition (data and indexes) stats are available. Case TS001150102
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under 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...
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 commanddate -d "1970-01-01 1234567890 sec UTCdb2 "values "date2ept('now')"is e...
2 months ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 1 Future consideration

Allow modification of column-organized columns

Currently, in column-organized tables you cannot alter or rename columns and you even cannot drop columns. The only allowed operation is to add a column. This renders the column-based-tables pretty useless because in a normal environment, it must ...
almost 4 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under consideration

need to provide a RENAME SCHEMA statement (other database products provide this)

Need RENAME SCHEMA other databases other than DB2 LUW (i.e. MaxDB from SAP) provide a statement RENAME SCHEMA to rename a schema like a RENAME TABLESPACE/TABLE/INDEX. Needed on all supported operating systems.
about 7 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under consideration