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Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.)

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Table Partition creation auto extension Functionality

Today DB2 doesn’t provide the auto table partition extension Functionality. We would like to have the Functionality available, could you please let us know if this is feasible and if yes how soon it would be available. This is Functionality is ava...
8 months ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Future consideration

External Tables support on Windows

I went to use this marvelous feature on windows.. and for my surprise external tables are not implemented for this platform :-( (v11.5) Why ? Please, add support for external tables usage on windows hosts as well .
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 1 Future consideration

System Tables should come with STATISTIC PROFILE set from factory

We all know how important STATISTICS are, and more specially, how they are captured for each particular table ! Documentation says that DBA and application sholuld determine best options, based on usage.. but ibm is lacking to do the same for thei...
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Future consideration

Increase the number of ALTER TABLE operations that can be performed online without placing the table in "reorg pending" state

There are a few operations that seem to place the table into "reorg pending" state immediately when it should be possible to treat them as REORG-recommended. For example, any ALTER COLUMN .. DROP COLUMN statement that doesn't affect indexes should...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Future consideration

Increase the number of REORG-recommended operations allowed before a full offline reorg must be performed

The current documentations in v11.5 indicate that only 3 units of work containing REORG-recommended operations are allowed. "There can be up to...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Future consideration

IBM.ENtityFramework.Core To Scaffold Indexes Properly

We used latest released IBM EF Core nuget packages to add DB2 Support to our application with existing DB2 database. Scaffolding the DB out to Models and usable DBContext time and again. We realized on comparing DB2 server that 90% of the indexes ...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Future consideration
188 VOTE

Reduce Time Required for Online(Inplace) Reorg for huge tables

1) Inplace reorg will take time more for the tables with huge data say for example 1 TB 2) To Reduce the time for this we want to avoid full table scan hence we need to look in portions of the data in a table where it is getting fragmented 3) Henc...
almost 3 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 21 Future consideration
373 VOTE

Reorg Utility Progress data is missing in db2 list utilities and db2 list utilities show detail command

The db2 list utilties and db2 list utilities show detail command will not display the Reorg utility progress. 1) The command will display the Runstats progress details for the table 2) The command will display the Load progress details for the tab...
almost 3 years ago in Db2 / Monitoring / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 71 Future consideration

Need to support inplace reorg on partitioned table with global indexes

This is critical in a 2 sense; 1) Performance The customer has many range-partitioned table with global indexes and most of them left unreorganized because INPLACE REORG on Inplace reorg on range-partitioned table with a global index is not suppor...
over 5 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Future consideration


Currently BLU CDE tables only have the RECLAIM EXTENTS option of REORG enabled. This does not physically move rows and therefore REORG cannot reclaim extents unless 100% of the rows in an extent have been deleted (via deletes or BLU updates). Also...
over 6 years ago in Db2 / BLU Acceleration / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 4 Future consideration