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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:...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
Automatic Lock-Escalation from Row- to Extent-Level
Db2 is mainly using row-level locking and tries to avoid lock-escalation to table-level. This behavior is helpful in most of Db2s use cases, but there are some particular situations when locking on a higher level than row would be beneficial. Cons...
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