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This portal is to open public enhancement requests against products and services offered by the IBM Data & AI organization. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

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IBM Data & AI Roadmaps (http://ibm.biz/Data-and-AI-Roadmaps) - Use this site to view roadmaps for Data & AI products.

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db2diag.log change ZRC=0x82100101 Sever and Error message to Informational

IBM support has informed us that the following messages can be ignored, if so, then they should not appear as "Severe" or "Error" in db2diag.log, suggest we change them to "Info": MESSAGE : ZRC=0x82100101=-2112880383=SQLP_LOG_NOT_ACTIVE "Log need...
9 days ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 2

IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) should be able to use a DB2 file as input from iseries

Very often a user gets a list of (hundreds or even thousands) similar changes to make. He gets the list of course in excel or text file and needs to type these in a green screen (5250 emulation). In Client acces there was a neat solution for this:...
about 2 months ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

Add description of views and columns of SYSCAT schema directly into SYSCAT

Good morning, may I ask You, if it is possible to add comments (SQL comand COMMENT ON ...) into SYSCAT schema views and their columns in future versions of Db2? I mean some extract of documentation ended by HTTP link to the appropriate web documen...
6 months ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

Please add a built-in function to reverse a string

Currently to reverse a string, we have to create a udf. The syntax for a simple one was easily available on the SQLTips4Db2 blog .... which IBM has removed. I think Db2 on z has this, and some other variants of SQL out there include it. This is th...
10 months ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

Please add a built-in function for pi

Currently there is no built-in function for pi. It can be calculated using math on trigonometric functions, but this is mildly annoying. Pi is frequently used when working with different random variate distributions and other functions that are in...
10 months ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

Lift the restriction for max 8 charaters in database name

The restriction of a maximum of 8 characters in a database name should be lifted to something more adequate for todays devops pipelines, say 32, 64 or even 128 chars. There is a need to give databases a more descriptive name than what is possible ...
12 months ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

Cant create a db2 service

Can't create a db2 service
12 months ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 1 Future consideration

IBM Data Studion needs extport/Extract from a select statement

Many people use IBM Data Studio to manage DB2 database. You can currently right click on a table and extract/export a tables contents. You cananot do the same using a select statement to say filter records or join tables for the export. Today peop...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

Official documentation of FMP enhancement variables DB2_AGENT_CACHING_FMP and DB2_MAX_THREADS_PER_FMP

Valuable enhancements for db2fmp processing have been added back in Db2 V8 and V9 already via APAR (e.g. IZ08425), but they are still NOT documented for Db2 V10 and V11, although they are valid and available. Concerning Java stored procedure handl...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

Add new STATUS codes to SYSIBM.SYSTABLESPACE to reflect different states of the tablespace

This would provide the requestor who wants to do a one stop shopping when looking for a state such as Advisory Reorg of all the tablespaces in that state.
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration