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Db2 Connect and DS Driver

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Db2 JCC drivers should have a unique and documented client_prdid for every JCC driver release

The client database manager product ID, or client_prdid, is (at least for now) the only way a Db2 DBA can identify the driver version of a JCC client application from the database server. All other methods for determining the Db2 JCC client versio...
over 3 years ago in Db2 Connect and DS Driver 3 Functionality already exists

Support connection to IBM i (DB2 for i) V7R3 from DB2 connect

So far, DB2 connect latest version (V11.1) has never support the connection to IBM i (DB2 for i ) V7R3. I want DB2 connect to enable the connection to IBM i latest version.(even if, we need to apply PTFs or version up tasks for the solution, we ar...
almost 5 years ago in Db2 Connect and DS Driver 1 Functionality already exists

Enable Perl module DBD::DB2 for new DB2 Client supported OS's (e.g. RHEL 8)

DBD::DB2 is old code and needs to be updated to support newer versions of supported OS's as well as newer versions of Perl. In my particular case, I'm creating an enablement method for containers running Perl applications and I cannot use RHEL8 ev...
about 1 year ago in Db2 Connect and DS Driver 1 Functionality already exists

Update Facets property for entity model schould work correctly

When you add Tables from an existing Database to an entity model all seems ok. If you activate 'Update Facets property' to be able to see automatically changes of field lengths ( normally existing fields are not changed automatically) the prolem ...
about 2 years ago in Db2 Connect and DS Driver 0

Db2 Instance Owner group restrictions is causing issue to configure domain user as db2instance owner

Our security team is not allowing password for group user in Linux servers.This is causing major issue for db2inst1 user as the tipds connection will fail if db2inst1 has no password. So we have planned to configure robot account as db2instance ow...
over 3 years ago in Db2 Connect and DS Driver 1 Not under consideration

Db2 Connect Support for Java 11

I will build the system in “Java version11”.however, “Db2 Connect” does not support “Java version11”.I hope that “Db2 Connect” will support “Java version11” by 2019/11.Thanks.
over 2 years ago in Db2 Connect and DS Driver 0 Delivered

db2sqljcustomize - support for DEC31 on z/OS USS - T2 connection to DB2

db2sqljcustomize command doesn't support DEC31 option when customizing on z/OS USS using T2 connection to DB2.
almost 9 years ago in Db2 Connect and DS Driver 0 Not under consideration

Support for calling RPG/RPGLE/CL programs on System i directly from a .NET Core program

While using the .NET Core driver to access DB2 data, it would be helpful to also be able to directly call RPG/RPGLE/CL etc. programs that are already in use on our System i from a .NET Core program. Currently, a web application running on System i...
over 1 year ago in Db2 Connect and DS Driver 0 Not under consideration

Piggyback global variables and special registers

SAP NetWeaver 7.50 exploits global variables and special registers more frequently. The request is to avoid sending each global variable and special register separately to the DB2 server. They should be piggybacked with the next SQL statement that...
over 6 years ago in Db2 Connect and DS Driver 0 Functionality already exists

improve exception logging for connection strings in .NET connector for DB2

While we were attempting to setup SSL connectivity from a .NET app to a DB2 server, we were getting the following error:CLI0157E Error opening a file. SQLSTATE=HY507a vast majority of the documentation available online (and IBM support) indicated ...
over 1 year ago in Db2 Connect and DS Driver 0 Future consideration