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Application Development

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Deploy new/unused packages without causing performace impacts

With current DB2(V11.1 FP2, FP4), Deploying a new or an unused packages causing variation and catalog locks impacting performance. HOLDHDL WAITHDL HOLDER WAITER HOLDMODE OBJTYPE TABNAME SCHEMA SECS STMTTEXT ---------- ------- ---------- ----...
almost 3 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Not under consideration

Save exceptions in FORALL statement (PLSQL)

Oracle PL/SQL supports save exceptions in FORALL statement, but Db2 PL/SQL doesn't. For smooth oracle migration, the feature is required .
about 3 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Not under consideration

VSAI support Community-Edition and Trial-Editions of Visual-Studio-2017

Request for Db2-LUW VSAI (Visual Studio Add In) to support the COMMUNITY EDITION and TRIAL-VERSIONs of "Visual Studio 2017". At present, the VSAI setup program throws DBI20056E for Visual-Studio-2017-COMMUNITY-EDITION and 30-day trial versions of ...
about 4 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Not under consideration

CASE with EXISTS in UPDATE returns SQL0582N, which is inconsistent behavior with db2 z/OS

db2 "update test_tab set c1=case when exists (selectc2 from test_tab where c2=1) then 'A' else 'B' END" DB21034E The command was processed as an SQL statement because it was not a valid Command Line Processor command. During SQL processing it retu...
over 5 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

Support compilation of PL/I and COBOL programs without an active DB2 connection

The compilation of PL/I and COBOL programs on the z/OS mainframe is possible without an active database connection.This does not work on the AIX platform, which requires a database connection during compilation and a DB user withsufficient privile...
over 5 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Not under consideration

PL/SQL compatibility - default values of procedure parameters

Currently DB2 does not fully support Oracle-style definition of default parameters in PL/SQL stored procedures (including those in functions). The following definition works in Oracle, but requires modification in DB2: CREATE OR REPLACE PACKAGE my...
over 5 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Not under consideration


DB2 z/os supports that DGTT tabe can be drop on commit. My customer who is migrating to db2 luw want to drop table on commit as well.
almost 6 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Not under consideration


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. ...
almost 7 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Planned for future release

DB2 to add support for Oracle functions after compatibility vector is set to ORA

1. DB2 does not support sys_guid() function even after oracle vector is being set. 2. DB2 does not support DBMS_SESSION 3. FROM_TZ function is not supported. 4. REGEXP_REPLACE is not supported
over 7 years ago in Db2 / Application Development 3 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...
5 days ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Submitted