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IBM Data and AI Ideas Portal for Customers

This portal is to open public enhancement requests against products and services offered by the IBM Data & AI organization. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (

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Improved functionality for tablespace fast pre-allocation

My customer is experiencing huge performance problems due to Tablespace Pre-allocation (DB2_USE_FAST_PREALLOCATION).At this time, IOCP Timeout occurs in Db2 and many tossbuffers occur in GPFS.This customer has been struggling with this problem for...
5 months ago in Db2 / pureScale 5 Future consideration
497 VOTE

Ability to Schedule a refresh of an Uploaded File

I would like to have the ability to schedule a refresh of an uploaded file. If you store your excel or text to a file share and grant Cognos access to that share, you should have the ability to schedule a refresh of that data file.
almost 7 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 8 Not under consideration

Provide High Availability Solution

If you currently have QCapture tasks executing on an LPAR and the LPAR or Db2 member on the LPAR crashes, there will be an outage and latency. In an environment where we are executing an n-way Db2 Datasharing group replicating to a highly availabl...

Identify when all members of a Data Sharing Group are up and operational

After a crash or hard down, Db2 will perform its recovery processing including GRECP and LPL processing. There are external systems (e.g. CICS, MQ, etc.) that are dependent on all members in the data-sharing group to be fully up and operational an...
6 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Submitted

Improved message text for DSNU537I

DSNU537I displays a page set which is not allowed in the list. As the utility can not know what the user intends to do, the text should be changed to a more general text without naming a pageset. Why: 1) Assume userA runs COPY with 4 objects, one ...
21 days ago in Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 0 Under review

Switch the "IBM Data Server Client" over to an MSI installer for Windows machines

Currently the installer uses an ancient InstallShield installer that is a nightmare to roll out. It would be nice if it could be transitioned over to an MSI installer because those are easier to uninstall and roll out.
27 days ago in Db2 / Db2 Connect and Drivers 0 Submitted

PAW notification for outage, change etc.

Currently, there no way to notify users on PAW interface itself. There are many tools which show yellow notification bar with important messages such as outages, timelines etc. Something like this on PAW interface could be of great help. This feat...
3 months ago in Planning Analytics 2 Planned for future release

Automatically populate specification of shares in subsidiaries from Investment elimination template

If you have an integrated specification of shares in subsidiaries with an OB/CB logic and adding values on the movement accounts in the investment elimination template you can in Excel in Data Entry view in Classic click on any account in this spe...
17 days ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 0 Future consideration

Oracle stored procedure support with DRDA-passthrough

We need to have support for Oracle Stored procedure and sequence using DRDA-passthrough. At the moment we have programs running on z/Os that are using Oracle client that is out of support and will no longer be working with the latest Oracle releas...
3 months ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Set Partition Index, DPSI to the same DSSIZE as Tablespace when converting to RPN and ALTER TABLESPACE DSSIZE is after ALTER TABLESPACE PAGENUM RELATIVE

In numerous cases it is impossible to put the ALTER TABLESPACE DSSIZE in front of the ALTER TABLESPACE PAGENUM RELATIVE due to the number of partitions and page size. Currently this only works with the following. After the reorg materialization th...
29 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review