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IBM Data Studion needs extport/Extract from a select statement

Many people use IBM Data Studio to manage DB2 database. You can currently right click on a table and extract/export a tables contents. You cananot do the same using a select statement to say filter records or join tables for the export. Today peop...
6 months ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

Add support to update "Last Login Time" of Linux OS for Db2 LUW

Db2 LUW on Linux OS only use auth and password module of PAM to validate and change password, but it didn't record the "Last Login Time" for the users on the Linux OS, so we don't know if the users are actually using the Db2 for data query. And th...
6 months ago in Db2 / Monitoring 0 Future consideration

New Database Parameter to Open Db2 for LUW Backup Files in Read-Only Mode for Deleting It

Refer to case TS005462380 for more details. Due to the rise in hackers targeting backup data files, our company has implemented Retention Lock on all backup files, including Db2 database backup files and archive log files, by changing the file per...
6 months ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Future consideration

DB2 Certificate Authentication with HSM Support

DB2 certificate authenticated TLS/JDBC connections should be configurable at the client via the standard "DriverManager.getConnection()" mechanism, where parameters are added to indicate that TLS client certificate authentication will be used. It ...
6 months ago in Db2 / Security 0 Future consideration

Advanced Network compression for DB2 HADR

Advanced data compression in network technique provide a way to convert data into alternate data formats which use less size. These techniques can be helpful to compress data to be transmitted over network at the sending side and then convert back...
6 months ago in Db2 / Replication 3 Future consideration

CSV or Delimited result set function in SQL

My result set final format needs to be CSV. It would be awesome if I could useSELECT CSV(*) FROM TABLEA to return my result set as a column of CSV for instance I have a requirement to produce a csv file of variable record lengthsSELECT C...
6 months ago in Db2 / Data Types 0 Future consideration

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 handli...
6 months ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

Full support for aggregate function with DISTINCT in OLAP SPECIFICATION

Use of DISTINCT with e.g. COUNT function in OLAP specification (PARTITION BY clause) returns error SQL0441N (SQLCODE -441).Due to the fact that Db2 does NOT support the use of DISTINCT option in such cases, we have a major impact with COGNOS gener...
6 months ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Future consideration

Externel table support for: parquet, orc (big data formats)

Currently a DB2 external table support file formats like: CSV nad TXT; and there is also support for external cloud locations like S3, COS, Azure. The option to load data directly from a cloud data lake in hadoop file formats like: parquet, orc,...
6 months ago in Db2 / NoSQL 0 Future consideration

db2adutl to report the size of objects stored on TSM

db2adutl to report the size of objects stored on TSMDetermining the size of a DB2 backup object describes a workaround for the missing functionality in db2adutl. It should be able...
7 months ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Future consideration