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My votes: Statements (DDL and DML)

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Allow modification of column-organized columns

Currently, in column-organized tables you cannot alter or rename columns and you even cannot drop columns. The only allowed operation is to add a column. This renders the column-based-tables pretty useless because in a normal environment, it must ...
about 5 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under consideration

Add "IF EXISTS" syntax to all DROP statements

More and more SQL is stored in repositories and needs to be applied in odd places and orders. One syntax element that supports this is the "IF EXISTS" on a drop statement. This causes a statement to not count as a failure if it finds no object to ...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Future consideration

In error message display actual table's column name that is violating NOT NULL definition instead of outputing "TBSPACEID=2, TABLEID=5, COLNO=0"

I am constantly running into this problem when inserting null values into not null table column. Getting out tablespaceid, tableid and colno is time consuming and annoying to constantly check the column name that is defined not null, but null valu...
7 months ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under consideration

need to provide a RENAME SCHEMA statement (other database products provide this)

Need RENAME SCHEMA other databases other than DB2 LUW (i.e. MaxDB from SAP) provide a statement RENAME SCHEMA to rename a schema like a RENAME TABLESPACE/TABLE/INDEX. Needed on all supported operating systems.
over 8 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under consideration

Consideration of Statistical Views for INSERT with Sub-SELECT

We try to improve the performance on an INSERT with an underlying complex subselect eg. "INSERT INTO table "Therefore we created a statistical view through which the optimizer should be able to get more distribution statistics and build a better a...
over 5 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under consideration

Population of V12 new added Catalog columns during activation of Function level V12R1M50 and avoid it later during executions of ALTER TABLESPACE because of contention of packages.

After you apply the PTF for APAR PI86123, the first ALTER TABLESPACE, populates any null attributes for objects created in function level V12R1M100 or earlier. When the one-time population occurs for an ALTER TABLESPACE statement, Db2 must quiesce...
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 1 Future consideration

Improve access plan resolution for SELECT MAX() (or MIN()) statements on range-partitioned tables with local (partitioned)

Context: range partitioned table with partitioned indexes A SELECT MAX() statement is issued on a field that is not the part of the partitioned key. The query is resolved by performing a full index scan on a partitioned index on that field. That i...
over 6 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 2 Not under consideration

SQLCODE SQL0302N should give hint which parameter is too long.

Scenario: prepared statementsError: host variable too longProblem: SQL0302N should give a hint which parameter is affected. Details:Using prepared statements with parameter markers such as INSERT INTO TESTTAB (COL1, COL2) VALUES (?, ?)"); DB2 thro...
about 6 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under consideration

Automated Re-creation of Select-Star Views

If a view is created by using a 'SELECT *' statement, the view is not updated when a new column is added to the base table. An example: create table dm_tab(N integer, M integer) organize by row; insert into dm_tab(N, M) values (1, 2); create view ...
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Future consideration

InsteadOF SQL

It is common in the database world (DB2 but all the others I have worked with are the same) to have a separate product installed that generates code and submits it to the database for processing. Eventually, you will encounter SQL that doesn't per...
over 5 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under consideration