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Db2 Connect and Drivers

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Allow DB2 connection to be inherited by a subshell

With the db2 command it is possible to execute a wide variety of DB2 tasks from a shell environment. It is however not possible to use variable substitution in a way that feels natural in a Unix environment. The execution of a shell script starts ...
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Db2 Connect and Drivers 1 Future consideration

Call stored procedure from Cobol in SP

I have a Client that previously used this IBM.Data.DB2.iSeries connector, to execute local WEB sessions, they decided to go to the Azure Cloud, the only thing they changed to the SP was the IBM.Data.DB2.Core Connector, with its corresponding chang...
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Db2 Connect and Drivers 0 Future consideration

Integrity Validation of SW and Updates

In order to complain with the Security Framework Controls of a product which uses Db2 connect SW the following requirement should be fullfilled: "Before applying the software and security updates, their legitimate source should be validated and in...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Db2 Connect and Drivers 2 Planned for future release

Multifactor Authentication Support for db2connectactivate utility execution on z/OS Db2

We have a large amount of z/OS Db2 workload initiated from remote connections. Initially we used Db2 Connect servers to facilitate those connections but have recently moved to direct connections whicWackage. We use the db2connectactivate utility t...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Db2 Connect and Drivers 0 Future consideration

IBM.EntityFrameworkCore driver doesn't support GUID and BOOL data types with using db2 i series v7r1 databases

Hi, We are delevoping .Net Core project with EntityFrameworkCore that working with AS 400 i series Db2 V7R1. We use many data types but when we want to use bbolean or Guid field types Db2 says undefined name for boolean(bit) and Guid (uniqueidenti...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Db2 Connect and Drivers 0 Future consideration

IBM DB Python Driver: Support for wheels and smaller module

It would be great to have some form of binary distribution of this Db2 driver for Python. It would simplify building Docker containers and help reducing the container size and setup time.
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Db2 Connect and Drivers 1 Future consideration

Add Smartcard certificate support for ibm_db (Python) client driver

Python is the most popular language in the area of data science and widely used in combination with Db2 - especially in environments with IAS accelerators. At the same time, many large and/or security-concious environments in general no longer acc...
about 2 years ago in Db2 / Db2 Connect and Drivers 0 Planned for future release

JCC driver to recognize STOP / START ACCELERATOR to avoid incorrout

JCC driver to recognize STOP / START ACCELERATOR to avoid incorrout: If JCC driver is connected to Db2 for z/OS and queries over this connection gets offloaded to the IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator (IDAA), the queries will return incorrout if STOP ...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Db2 Connect and Drivers 2

Allow use of two factor authentication using smart cards for authentication for ODBC

Security requirements make us move to use two factor authentication when accessing Db2 for z/OS. We do have everything set up for the server side by using AT-TLS ServerWithClientAuth configuration for our Db2 for z/OS systems. We can also make Db2...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Db2 Connect and Drivers 0 Planned for future release

improve exception logging for connection strings in .NET connector for DB2

While we were attempting to setup SSL connectivity from a .NET app to a DB2 server, we were getting the following error:CLI0157E Error opening a file. SQLSTATE=HY507 a vast majority of the documentation available online (and IBM support) indicated...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Db2 Connect and Drivers 0 Future consideration