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Option to get a warning if strings are truncated during an insert

There should be an option to get a warning if strings are truncated during an insert. Especially this warning is needed when a string is inserted using the functionality of encyption. If the encrypted string is truncated during insertion, the reco...
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Functionality already exists
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Obtain the query plan of a running query

Many times a DBA is called to check upon a slow process. Most of the times those processes are running a slow query.Sometimes it's hard to know if the query is using the best query plan or not. A DBA can reproduce the query, but it it was prepared...
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Planned for future release

Upgrade of secondary server without restore from primary

Assuming we're upgrading a sever which is a primary server in a MACH-11 cluster, it should be able to save all the new page images (of changed pages during the conversion) in the file system. Very similar to what we do in the CONVERSION_GUARD feat...
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Change DSNARNMG to have a user define task name

Currently there's a hard coded name in module DSNARNMG. That program always tries to start a task called: DB2UDSMD. That is unacceptable for some installations where they have job and task name standards. This RFE is to add a new ZPARM to allow th...
over 9 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration


We are using IMS v11.5 and Db2 v9.1 for z/os with coexistence option. We want to receive a message in syslog saying the cthread threshold was reached or an SQL Code/State returned to application for error handling to prevent queuing on IMS side.
over 9 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Prevent package invalidation after ALTER TABLE ROTATE

System: Production management databaseActor: Developers maintaining the databaseDescription: Our customer runs a 24/7 production management OLTP system with IMS V10 and DB2 V9 for z/OS on which its transaction rate gets as high as 10 trans/sec, an...
over 9 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Allow threads which use the accelerator (IDAA) to go inactive

Today, once a distributed thread has had a query offloaded to IDAA, that thread can never go inactive again. The desired behavior change is to allow distributed threads which utilize the accelerator to follow the same rules for going inactive as a...
over 9 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Enhancement to SYIBM.ADMIN_UPDATE_SYSPARM stored procedure

Please supply sample calling program and IVP job to call and execute the SYSIBM.ADMIN_UPDATE_SYSPARM stored procedure.
over 9 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

264 VLDB 2012 Track All DB2 Address Spaces Real and Virtual Storage in IFCID 225

With DB2 Ver 10 ECSA consumption has shifted from DB2 DIST address space to the DB2 MSTR address space. This is thread related storage and increases as the number of active DBAT connections increases. There is a need to track this for each individ...
over 9 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

DB2 should not attempt to start accelerators until TCP/IP connectivity is established

IDAA accelerators are needed to speed up processing many of our DB2 queries..We require that the accelerators are started and functional after a DB2 starts up. If they are not functional, this will result in production query slowdowns and other op...
over 9 years ago in Db2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS 0 Future consideration