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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 .
11 days ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Submitted

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 fo...
11 days ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Submitted

schema-privilege for USAGE ON SEQUENCE

To GRANT USAGE ON SEQUENCE there is only the old method with db2 grant usage on sequence sq_test to role <rolename>But i want to use schema-privileges, but there is not the function GRANT USAGEIN ON SCHEMA MYSCHEMA TO ROLE <rolename>; ...
12 days ago in Db2 / Security 0 Submitted

Improve XML length/sizes determination

One of the frequent questions I receive from application teams, when dealing with XML data is :What is the max size of my xml documents in database ? What is the average size of them ? Today, Db2 has no easy answer for that.. the LENGTH() func...
15 days ago in Db2 / Data Types 0 Submitted

Automatically detect and uncompress NX842 compressed files in LOGPATH, OVERFLOWLOGPATH, etc.

Sometimes when after databases using a redirected restore from an online backup or db2inidb from a flash copy we are requested to copy log files from source directly into the target LOGPATH or OVERFLOWLOGPATH so that a roll forward can successfull...
17 days ago in Db2 / Compression 1 Functionality already exists

Extend the configuration control statements for Db2-supplied routines for program DSNTRIN with APPLCOMPAT a

Program DSNTRIN give the ability to pass some configuration control statement for DB2-supplied-routines as per the doc:Configuration control statements for Db2-supplied routinesConfiguration control statements supply the basic input for the DSNTRI...
19 days ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Submitted

db2 "export to employee.del of del modified by coldel\t select * from test1"

DB2 Export cannot export data with a two-digit delimiter (\t). If I want to export data separated by \t, DB2 will not be able to support it
27 days ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export, Import, Load, db2look, etc) 2 Submitted

on DB2 LUW , Create all indexes on nicknames, including those with key greater than 1024 bytes

When I create a nickname on a remote table with an index and the index key is greater than 1024 bytes, the index spécification is not created on the local database :There is no warning for this when the nickname is created, nothing in db2diag.log ...
30 days ago in Db2 / Federation 0 Submitted

HADR: Enable ROS for all LOBs

At a customer site we tried to use read on standby for reporting. That way we hoped to be able to redirect the load which is caused by reporting away from the operational DB and machine. Test failed because of some LOB-columns which couldn't be al...
about 1 month ago in Db2 / High Availability and/or Disaster Recovery 0 Future consideration

HADR: Ability to take incremental backups on either host and maintain the incremental chain for restore

In an HADR environment it is not possible to restore / recover the database with backups which are taken from both sites of the HADR cluster (after takeovers). You have to use the backups from the one site or from the other site. You can't mix the...
about 2 months ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Under review