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Utilities (Export Import Load db2look etc)

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Export should have nocoldel or coldelx20

Db2 should allow an export without characters for columns not characters, or space as column delimiter. Something like: export to myfile.csv of del modified by nochardel nocoldel select * from mytable There is something to change the col...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export Import Load db2look etc) 0 Not under consideration

Detect corrupted synopsis tables online

There is a need to report all corrupted synopsis tables online. Currently, db2dart /crs can do it per table and it's done offline.
over 3 years ago in Db2 / BLU Acceleration / Tables/Index (Range MQ MDC etc.) / Utilities (Export Import Load db2look etc) 0 Not under consideration

Multiple index creation in parallel in the AMT

AMT procedure is used for online reorg. At index build phase, parallel multiple index creation is needed for faster completion of job.
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export Import Load db2look etc) 0 Not under consideration

db2expln output with XML format.

The db2expln utility provides a plain text file only. Sometimes, OPTPROFILE can be added to tune some terrible SQL. The OPTPROFILE is XML format, but many users is not used to it. If XML format is supported as an option of db2expln then it would ...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export Import Load db2look etc) 0 Not under consideration

Make Export add a column header row to output

Export is often used to download data from a Db2 Server to a user's workstation where they then look at it in excel.
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export Import Load db2look etc) 2 Not under consideration

Allow public alias in export/import command

Db2 11.1 says that Public aliases can be used only in SQL statements and with the LOAD utility. (https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSEPGG_11.1.0/com.ibm.db2.luw.sql.ref.doc/doc/r0000910.html) Please support export and import utiliti...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export Import Load db2look etc) 0 Not under consideration

db2caem should support 'SET CURRENT QUERY OPTIMIZATION = N'

For diagnostic of Db2 performance problems the tool db2caem can be very helpful. Especially if a particular query plan should be compared using different optimization levels. Using db2caem the optimization level must be specified by embedded opti...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export Import Load db2look etc) 1 Not under consideration

Provide a documented and supported procedure to generate ddl (db2look as SP - like db2lk_generate_ddl)

db2lk_generate_ddl is a stored procedure that provides functionality to generate DDL via SQL (similar to db2look which is a tool as db2llok cannot be executed througha SQL client tool. This function already exists but is not documented and I am no...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export Import Load db2look etc) 2 Not under consideration

Add flag into db2advis to ignore existing indexes

When troubleshooting performance issues on tables with a high number of indexes, the db2advis tool kind of falls flat. What we have done to get around this is to restore a backup of the database in question, drop all indexes, and then run the db2a...
almost 4 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export Import Load db2look etc) 0 Not under consideration

Enable EXPORT to use a Storage Access Alias

Enabling EXPORT to use a Storage Access Alias will be very useful for DBA's using both on Prem and Cloud environments. It can only be used by LOAD/INGEST/BACKUP/RESTORE at the moment. Adding the capability to store data on object storage in the cl...
almost 4 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export Import Load db2look etc) 0 Not under consideration