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DB2 v11.5 Bind File and Package Name List

IBM published a technote "DB2 Bind File and Package Name List" https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21987465 listing all the names of the bind files of the different versions of Db2. It needs to be extended for Db2 11.5
about 3 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 7 Not under consideration

External Table support for Db2 running on Windows

Db2 running under Linux allows currently to use external tables. For testing, production use, migration and completeness those feature should also be available for the Windows (and other OS) platform. Especially as this is a potential replacement ...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 1 Future consideration

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...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Application Development / Other/Unknown 2 Not under consideration

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 ...
over 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 ...
over 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

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...
6 months ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future 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...
almost 2 years 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".
almost 4 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Not under consideration