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Statements (DDL and DML)

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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 ...
9 months ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Future consideration

Add ability to detect changes in data (similar to QSYS2.DISPLAY_JOURNAL)

When supporting a production environment, one needs to detect the sequence of updates, including before and after image. On IBMi, we use extensively the functionality to consult the journal entries (https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/qsys2displayjo...
9 months ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Future consideration

Functions for converting Unix Epoch Time and Dealing with RHEL 8 Native Posix MQ

SQL scalar functions for Converting between human-readable date/time and Unix Epoch Time. For example: db2 "values ept2date(123456789,0)" is equivalent to Linux GNU date command date -d "1970-01-01 1234567890 sec UTC db2 "values "date2ept('now')" ...
10 months ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 1 Future consideration

Enabling readonly mode for database or user. (DB2 LUW)

Would like to see a db level and a user level parameter to enable readonly mode at database level or user level. Currently need to run set of statements to achieve this, which makes management difficult. A single statement to enable readonly mode ...
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Future consideration

Start Commandline-Script in Stored Procedure

Executes external commandline-scripts from stored procedure. The stored procedure call should work like following: select * from (VALUES '`sh /tmp/test.sh`') AS TEMP(Testoutput); With the script i check if new created tables or views from developm...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 1 Future consideration

Start Commandline-Script in Stored Procedure

It will be nice to start a Commandline-Script like test.sh from attachement in DB2-Stored Procedures. In db2 commandline call it allready works: db2 " select * from (VALUES '`sh /tmp/test.sh`') AS TEMP(Testoutput) " Commandline Result: TESTOUTPUT ...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Future consideration

Full support for aggregate function with DISTINCT in OLAP SPECIFICATION

Use of DISTINCT with e.g. COUNT function in OLAP specification (PARTITION BY clause) returns error SQL0441N (SQLCODE -441). Due to the fact that Db2 does NOT support the use of DISTINCT option in such cases, we have a major impact with COGNOS gene...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Future consideration

DB2Z-Allow for EXCHANGE DATA function on Clone table to NOT put packages in VALID status of 'A'

We have processes that use the clone table feature to allow for non disruptive load operations. When we do the exchange data the packages on the primary table move to a VALID STATUS of 'A' when they had a status of 'Y' previously. This creates iss...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Future consideration

SQL20342 error should include schema when transferring ownership

When executing a transfer ownership over a stored procedure to a user that does not have privilege over another stored procedure, then Db2 raises this error message: SQL20342N auth-ID does not have one or more required privileges "EXECUTE" on obje...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Future consideration

Drop STP SQL with dependency of other STP SQL type NATIVE

We have a general purpose StoredProcedure (STPX1) that is called by other native StoredProcedures (STPA1, STPA2, STPA3, etc) that have CALL statements to STPX1, If I need DROP the STP STPX1 (for recreate later) I receive the error -478 for depende...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Future consideration