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allow "COMMENT ON" statement to add comments longer than 254-char to 2000

254-char long field too small to store comments attached to added objects (views, nicknames, columns, indices) when apps migrated from ORACLE to DB2
almost 8 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under consideration

New NOT NULL columns cannot be added to an empty table without a default value.

Submitted on behalf of Gregor Hack (ghack@zeb.de). New NOT NULL columns cannot be added to an empty table without a default value (WITH DEFAULT). Customer currently sets a dummy default value, which they drop afterwards.
over 5 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under consideration

Unique return code for attempts to grant access to statistical views

When a grant of access to a statistical view is attempted, the error message returned is -551, you lack the authority to do the grant. In actuality, no amount of authority will allow the grant of access to a statistical view.
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under consideration

Improve lock management

Eliminate a lock needed by a SELECT statement in order to performance a query without need to implement a dirty read - UR.Although there is a solution doing an uncommitted read on the transaction, it requires an application modification changing t...
almost 3 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under consideration

Dynamic Execution Plan

At execution time DB2 recommend and implemment the best execution plan for a transaction/procedure automatically.
almost 3 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under consideration

Allow complete acces path in optimization hint (like db2 for ZOS)

We have the same cobol application that on both z/os and luw.We are using static sql in packages. We run 12 schemas using the same sets of tables in each for manual application parallelism.Occasionally a package for a given schema will flip access...
almost 6 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under consideration

Control of Locksize and Maxpartitions for implicitly defined tablespaces.

We must be able to control parameters like locksize and maxpartitions on implicitly defined tablespaces.In DB2 V12R1M504 multi table tablespaces are deprecated, so we need to use implicitly defined tablespaces for QMF useres. Today we use segmente...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under consideration

TO_MULTI_BYTE (oracle function)

It is required for higher oracle sql compatibility,
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under consideration

PIVOT/UNPIVOT (oracle function)

It is required for higher oracle sql compatibility,
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under consideration

connect_by_iscycle in Oracle

When we migrate from oracle application, the connect_by_iscycle is very difficult to implement at Db2 .
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under consideration