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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:...
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...
Please create current training material for Db2 administration
Please create basic training material for database administrators on Db2 that is easily consumable and free. A platform like EDx, Udemy, etc, would be ideal, but even on a proprietary platform would be acceptable.
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...
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 published a technote "DB2 Bind File and Package Name List" https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21987465 listing all the names of the bind files of the different versions of Db2. It needs to be extended for Db2 11.5
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