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PINNED Enable DVM Studio to be able to quickly capture environment data needed for problem resolution
We are sometimes asked to provide detailed information for a Case we have opened on DVM. Information includes the current build, IN00, trace browse, map definitions and sometimes the underlying data that is causing the issue. If functionality wa...

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Implicit logged temp tables should use logged spaces listed in DBSPAETEMP

The documentation suggests that logged temp tables will be stored in any logged dbspaces listed in the DBSPACETEMP parameter/client environment variable. Yet when selecting from a view based on a union query, we find that the root dbspace is alwa...
about 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Row Change Timesatmp with Precision 12 and Timezone

Row change timestamp is sensitive to changing from daylight savings time to standard time since it doesn't support TIMESTAMP WITH TIMEZONE and other precisions than 6.Applications have two requirements that could be combined and solved by the row ...
about 8 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Alter Index add column

When altering index adding columns ' the index status change to rebuild pendig ' need to put in in change pending and let appliction use this index until rebuild or reorg the index , and then rebind packeges
about 8 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Maintain catalog column UNCOMPRESSED_DATASIZE

Today, the DB2 catalog column UNCOMPRESSED_DATASIZE is unmaintained. Having this column maintained gives the REORG utility the ability to calculate a more accurate average row length when decompressing the rows, especially in combination with VARC...
about 8 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Delivered

Allow all access paths in a cursor with FOR UPDATE

Due to the haloween-problem, some access paths are blocked for cursors with the FOR UPDATE-clause. Also for multi-row-fetch and FOR UPDATE there are restrictions if there is a IN-subquery
about 8 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Allow the DECLARE-part of a cursor in EXPLAIN

Over the years options you can use in a cursor were enhanced more and more, but you still can only explain the SELECT-clause of the cursor. But sometimes access path are considerably different, if you use a rowset cursor.
about 8 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Get database transaction info on dbaccess

Onmonitor has disappeared on 12.10. dbaccess → Database → Info should have a method to retrieve the transaction level of a database (Buffered, Unbuffered, Ansi, None)
about 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

Owner Type option when Binding with a Role

We have attempted to convert our DBA's to utilize Role based security instead of granting direct access to user-specific ID's in order to comply with certain audit standards. The one limitation keeping us from utilizing role based admin security ...
about 8 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Planned for future release

Setting REORG_LR_TS in SY...

REORG_LR_TS in SYSIBM.SYSTABLEPART is set for all tablespaces except for the directory objects
about 8 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration


If we use the CURRENT EXPLAIN MODE special register more widely, we have to create either a PLAN_TABLE and a DSN_STATEMENT_CACHE_TABLE or an ALIAS for each user. If we forget it, it doesn't work. So if there would be a default table for both, all ...
about 8 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration