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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

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 ALTER INDEX to have MINPCTUSED option (Online)

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

Incorporate Trace suspend option into Quiesce command

We want to remove the suspending of the incoming connections via db2trc command and make "quiesce command with force connections" do the same thing as db2trc is doing currently.
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Not under consideration

Optimizer should ignore RTRIM when calculation filter factor

When the optimizer calculates the filter factor for a predicate which uses RTRIM, it just returns the default value. (0.04)It should ignore the RTRIM and use the COLCARD of the column stats instead. Refer to Case: TS001114316
almost 4 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Not under 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

Enhance IBM My Notifications with Affected DB2 Version Information

Currently we subscribe to the IBM 'My Notifications' email (see: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSEPGG_10.5.0/com.ibm.db2.luw.admin.trb.doc/doc/t0060379.html or https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21686621) so we rece...
almost 3 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Not under consideration

Please add a built-in function to reverse a string

Currently to reverse a string, we have to create a udf. The syntax for a simple one was easily available on the SQLTips4Db2 blog .... which IBM has removed. I think Db2 on z has this, and some other variants of SQL out there include it. This is th...
7 months ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

Please add a built-in function for pi

Currently there is no built-in function for pi. It can be calculated using math on trigonometric functions, but this is mildly annoying. Pi is frequently used when working with different random variate distributions and other functions that are in...
7 months ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

Lift the restriction for max 8 charaters in database name

The restriction of a maximum of 8 characters in a database name should be lifted to something more adequate for todays devops pipelines, say 32, 64 or even 128 chars. There is a need to give databases a more descriptive name than what is possible ...
9 months ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration