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Need easy to use backup/restore solution for text search indexes

Rollforward recovery, PIT recovery with text search indexes is a manual and error prone process. It often means recreating the text indexes to match the data in the tables. This is extremely time consuming.The Db2 for z/OS solution for text indexe...
about 4 years ago in Db2 / Text Search 0 Planned for future release

Require really fast fuzzy text search

Current fuzzy search using text search indexes is really slow. Need a subsecond answer for millions of rows.
about 4 years ago in Db2 / Text Search 0 Not under consideration

DB2 V9.7

When doing the case sensitive search, the index on ALT_IDENTIFIER is used correctly, and the query takes around 0.2 seconds as expected. When doing the case insensitive search, the optimiser correctly uses the V_N1999152021 column rather than the ...
over 5 years ago in Db2 / Text Search 0 Not under consideration


Implement in a SYSTEM VIEW a timestamp column with the last time a text index was used. I suggest this column on SYSIBMTS.SYSTSINDEXES.
almost 6 years ago in Db2 / Text Search 0 Not under consideration