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DB2LOOK schema flag adjustment

There are two useful DB2LOOK flags that are often used: "-z" for specific schemas and "-t" for specific tables. I can give a list of tables, but a SINGLE schema. There are use cases where I want to capture DDL for more than one schema (which break...
about 3 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under 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...
8 months ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Future consideration

Foreign key with on update "cascade"

As part of the SQL 92 standard, there is a referential action for foreign key that allows to update on cascade. The following link is the SQL 92 standard:http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~shadow/sql/sql1992.txt In the Section 11.8, there is the f...
about 4 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under consideration

Add Create/Alter/Drop IF NOT EXISTS support for constraints and indexes

We would like the ability to add/alter/drop constraints and indexes, depending on their current state of existence.
almost 3 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under 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')" ...
9 months ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 1 Future consideration

Support for application-period temporal tables defined as CTE

Support for application-period temporal tables in CTEs. To be able to join Temporal Tables and temporal CTEs with a FOR BUSINESS_TIME clause.
almost 5 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under 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...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Future consideration

Bitwise operators bigger then 64 or 113 bits

We use the bitwise operators for a lot of things. Right now bitwise operators are limited to a 64 bits or 113 bits. We have a need to use bitwise operators at let's say 8192 bits; a number bigger than 113 bits.
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under consideration

Allow table compression to be disabled for DGTTs and CGTTs

In short: OLTP applications frequently encounter performance issues because DB2 enables table compression by default for all DGTTs / CGTTs. Details from a real-time example: When inserting 40K rows to a DGTT, it takes 2 seconds. When we immediatel...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Future consideration

Add BEFORE and/or AFTER clause to ALTER TABLE

For the ALTER TABLE statement, it's relevant to add an "AFTER ..." OR "BEFORE ..." clause specifying where in the table the new column is to be placed. This statement component exists in DB2 for i and in certain other databases (like Informix and ...
almost 5 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 2 Not under consideration