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Generate UUIDs in DB2

Oracle (sorry to compare!) has ability to generate a UID. We are looking for this function in DB2 Zos and LUW. Universal Unique Identifier (UUID) -- In Oracle Oracle sequences are frequently used to provide unique numbers for primary keys where an...
about 2 years ago in Db2 / Application Development / Other/Unknown 2 Not under consideration

Add description of views and columns of SYSCAT schema directly into SYSCAT

Good morning, may I ask You, if it is possible to add comments (SQL comand COMMENT ON ...) into SYSCAT schema views and their columns in future versions of Db2? I mean some extract of documentation ended by HTTP link to the appropriate web documen...
3 months ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Under review

IBM Data Server Runtime Client support on Red Hat OpenShift

We are using Red Hat OpenShift to access "external" Db2 databases. We have a "IBM Data Server Runtime Client" in each container in a OpenShift POD, one or more containers per POD. OpenShift uses overlayFS with overlay2-driver where the the client ...
about 2 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Not under consideration

Add URL Shortener to KC Pages

If you try to properly source knowledge center or promote a feature within knowledge center (say via twitter or linked-in), you copy and paste a URL that is easily over 100+ characters long. If you lose the ability to cut/paste (say in the PDF of ...
about 3 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Not under consideration

Reorg pending status should be in a table like SYSCAT.TABLES

The column that indicates if a table is in reorg-peding is in a table that is not in the schame SYSCAT. This value should be in a table in SYSCAT, because this schema is the catalog, and it is almost standard across versions, and it is a set of v...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Not under consideration

Support Snapshot Isolation Level

Today, when our ETL jobs scan large amounts of data from a table with out using RS/RR isolation levels under certain conditions they see duplicate data and/or missing data. This could be caused due to the fact that rows that were already scanned c...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

default tablespace for a user

in DB2 there is no way to fix a default tablespace of user.
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 1 Not under consideration

Lock access plan for a query. Prevent the optimizer from changing a plan, once a "good" plan has been determined.

We see cases where a large query runs fine, and something changes the stats, which causes the optimizer to choose a really bad plan. We would like to be able to lock an individual query, and tell the optimizer: "Just use this plan".
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Not under consideration

Enhance IBM My Notifications with Affected DB2 Version Information

Currently we subscribe to the IBM 'My Notifications' email (see: or so we rece...
almost 3 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Not under consideration

Enhance ALTER INDEX to have MINPCTUSED option (Online)

Allow online ALTER INDEX ... MINPCTUSED %;
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Not under consideration