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Db2 Connect and DS Driver

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API(or Utility) to display to native DLL and jdbc driver version of DB2 z/OS

Hi IBM,Can IBM provide Utility or API to determine the native DLL and jdbc version of JDBC drivers? websphere application server z/OS is able to throw error in case of any mismatch between native DLL and jdbc driver versions?. why can't this can ...
over 2 years ago in Db2 Connect and DS Driver 0 Future consideration

DB2 Connect and Db2 zOS V12 FL 501 or higher / APPLCOMPAT-Parameter

Db2 Connect Server should also support APPLCOMPAT-Parameter to be able using Db2 zOS V12 FL501 or higher in Db2-Applications (JDBC,CLI/ODBC), which are connecting over a Db2 Connect Server to DB2 zOSAlso, it shouldn't be necessary to set the Clien...
over 3 years ago in Db2 Connect and DS Driver 1 Functionality already exists

MULTI-ROW-UPD, MULTI-ROW-DEL when Db2 for z is Data Server

As part of the JDBC interface to the Db2 / z, it is possible for JAVA applications to request multiple operations against the Db2 / z within a call. These include INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE. If there are problems within these processes, such as Fo...
about 4 years ago in Db2 Connect and DS Driver 0 Not under consideration

URL for JDBC without ending semi-colon in optional parameters

When using extra parameters for the connection in a JDBC URL, the complete URL should end with a semi-colon. However, other drivers for other RDBMS do not need the las semi-colon; actually, the semi-colon is only used for key/value separation, not...
about 2 years ago in Db2 Connect and DS Driver 0 Future consideration

Deliver Developer License for DB2 CLI Driver

Allow a developer license for DB2 ODBC Driver to use against IBMi from Linux/Windows development computers.
over 5 years ago in Db2 Connect and DS Driver 0 Not under consideration

Allow use of two factor authentication using smart cards for authentication for ODBC

Security requirements make us move to use two factor authentication when accessing Db2 for z/OS. We do have everything set up for the server side by using AT-TLS ServerWithClientAuth configuration for our Db2 for z/OS systems. We can also make Db2...
over 1 year ago in Db2 Connect and DS Driver 0 Planned for future release

Enable JDBC type 2 driver use of 64-bit memory

DB2 JDBC Type 2 Drivers need to use above the bar storage when running in 64-bit mode, similar to the way that the DB2 JDBC Type-4 Drivers do. We experienced an issue documented in PMR, 82501 082 000, where we ran out of below the bar storage. W...
almost 8 years ago in Db2 Connect and DS Driver 0 Future consideration

Officially Support Db2 Connect .NET core in AWS

I can currently connect using the "" distro with IBM.Data.DB2.Core-lnx nuget package from AWS Fargate. I am told by support that this is not officially supported. Please officially support this setup. ...
over 2 years ago in Db2 Connect and DS Driver 1 Delivered

Visual Studio Add-Ins - Server Explorer - Data Connections - Equivalent Functionality to IBM Data Studio

Our shop is primarily .NET development and our application developers do much of the creation and management of database objects on DB2 z/OS (and soon Db2 - fka LUW). The VSAI Server Explorer feature is lacking much of the functionality of IBM Dat...
over 1 year ago in Db2 Connect and DS Driver 0 Future consideration

Python 3.8 and Django 3

HiWe're a Python shop as well as a DB2 shop. We need support for the IBM DB2 driver for Python 3.8. In addition to this, we use Django for our webapps; we develop our own web apps for managing our supercomputers. That being said, as Django 2.2 ...
over 1 year ago in Db2 Connect and DS Driver 1 Delivered