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TRY_CAST for DB2 LUW (CAST without error)

"New" scalar-function TRY_CASTReturns a value cast to the specified data type if the cast succeeds; otherwise, returns null.
about 5 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Not under consideration

Document the client_prdid for each Fix Pack release of db2jcc.jar and db2jcc4.jar drivers

When Java applications connect to DB2 via the JDBC Type 4 JCC driver, the only version-specific identifier visible from the DB2 server (via an application snapshot) is the client product ID of the driver, such as JCC03000. This value is currently ...
about 7 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

Add more debug information for error [22001] [IBM] [DB2/NT64] SQL0302N

Ticket TS003868349 In a real-life application, I had a headache with error [22001] [IBM] [DB2/NT64] SQL0302N "The value of a host variable in the EXECUTE or OPEN statement is too large for its corresponding use." Namely, in an application which de...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Future consideration

EF Core driver needs to support value convertors

Your DB2 Entity Framework Core driver does not support value convertors. Value convertors are really useful with databases to do things like: Translate Y/N fields to proper boolea...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

Enhance functionality of WITH clause to operate with DELETE and UPDATE in DB2 SQL statements like others flavours of SQL

Our team uses IBM DB2 Database Server for development activities. We see limitations of DB2 SQL WITH clause to work with only SELECT unlike other flavors of SQL like T-SQL which operates other DML operations. Just like how WITH simplif...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

Default of for read only for all select statements

As you might have noticed, the "for read only" clause of the select statement in DB2 is not widely known nor used. Most standards select statements going through the DB2 engine have the risk of becoming an ambiguous cursor with sub-optimal perform...
about 3 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 1 Not under consideration


Request for official support of UTL_ENCODE module and.BASE64_ENCODE procedure, that is not documented in Infocenter 10.5 but is available in DB2 LUW. Request for creation and support of UTL_ENCODE.BASE64_DECODE procedure.
almost 7 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Not under consideration

Allow called Programs in z/OS to execute SQL without requiring the main program to be started with a DB2 plan.

When it becomes necessary for a called program in z/OS to execute SQL statements it is only possible when the main program is alredy called with a DB2 connection (DSN and Plan). While the required modification seems minor, it is next to impossible...
11 months ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Future consideration

Alias for REST Services

Db2 REST services, with versioning enabled, sets the first service created via the BIND SERVICE command to be the default service. at this stage the URL and the REST service are in sync and the URL need not reference the version as DB2 will invoke...
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Future consideration

Update APPLNAME from properties and other ways

The application name in many environments is limited to db2jcc_application and db2bp, just because the development of the application did not take into account this. However, it will be great to change the application via properties file and/or s...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Not under consideration