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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.
over 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 ...
over 7 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

Add Transaction Application lock types to the DBMS_LOCK package

We understand that there is an implementation of a version of the Oracle DBMS_LOCK package (minus transaction type and various modes) available on Db2 for LUW. While we can make some use of the session application lock type, we also have a need fo...
3 months ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Future 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...
about 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. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/ef/core/modeling/value-conversions 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 11.1.4.4 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...
almost 3 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...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

use of SET CURRENT APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY for ONLINECHECK in db2sqljcustomize command

The SQLJ Profile Customizer command db2sqljcustomize (described in the DB2 11 for z/OS Application Programming Guide and Reference for Java) with the options -onlinecheck YES and -genDBRM is used to create a DB2 z/OS DBRM for a SQLJ Java program. ...
about 7 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Planned for future release

UTL_ENCODE.BASE64_ENCODE and BASE64_DECODE support

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.
about 7 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Not under consideration

Add the ability to control db2sqljcustomize behavior on untyped host variables and prevent silent data type conversion

We modernize a banking database application originally written in COBOL by migrating the functionality into a new written Java application. During this application migration we noticed that there is an issue with unexpected/unwanted data type con...
about 2 months ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Future consideration