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In error message display actual table's column name that is violating NOT NULL definition instead of outputing "TBSPACEID=2, TABLEID=5, COLNO=0"

I am constantly running into this problem when inserting null values into not null table column. Getting out tablespaceid, tableid and colno is time consuming and annoying to constantly check the column name that is defined not null, but null valu...
3 months ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Submitted

dmctop for zLinux

We have several Db2 LUW running on zLinux. Because dmctop is not compatible with zLinux, we're still using db2top but would like to explore new functionalities/features offered in dmctop. Just to clarify: Currently, dmctop does not work on zLinux ...
3 months ago in Db2 / Monitoring 2 Needs more information

Add support for database SINGLE_USER mode access

Time to time there is requirement to be the only user on the database like drop and create database, but there are also users with system authorizations connected to database. Or there is product (even from IBM) like Maximo:
3 months ago in Db2 / Security 0 Submitted

Add varchar(max) and nvarchar(max)

We are frequently moving data between MS-SQL server and Db2. When data are moved from Db2 to MS-SQL there are no issues. But when data are moved from MS-SQL to DB2 we have frequent problems with varchar and nvarchar data types for data types where...
3 months ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Submitted

Add support for INFORMATION_SCHEMA views

In our company we are using PostgreSQL, SQL Server, MySQL and DB2. All of database except Db2 support INFORMATION_SCHEMA views. There is pretty easy to write at least basic cross-database SQL to get info from database catalog tables except in Db2....
3 months ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Submitted

Update LASTUSED info for table more frequently

When new table is created, some migration is performed and similar it is pretty important info when object was last accessed. Db2 has LASTUSED, e.g SYSCAT.TABLES.LASTUSED column, but the data in this column can be according to documentation up to ...
3 months ago in Db2 / Serviceability 0 Submitted

Enhance automatic SORTHEAP management by fixing the defined base value as the minimum for STMM

As we had an issue with STMM reducing the SORTHEAP too much during lower load on the database, we would like to see the defined base value for the sortheap treated as the minimum value, that STMM would not reduce the sortheap below that value if t...
4 months ago in Db2 / Configuration Parameters 0 Under review

DB2 STANDBY REPLAY DELAY caused by Offline reorg

IBM case: TS008415413 When an OFFLINE REORG is submitted on Primary, the REPLAY on STANDBY (both Principal and Auxiliary) applies the transactional logs till the BUILD phase. When the reorg moves to recreate or updates the INDEXES, the REPLAYS sto...
4 months ago in Db2 / High Availability and/or Disaster Recovery 1 Future consideration

IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) should be able to use a DB2 file as input from iseries

Very often a user gets a list of (hundreds or even thousands) similar changes to make. He gets the list of course in excel or text file and needs to type these in a green screen (5250 emulation). In Client acces there was a neat solution for this:...
4 months ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

Add the ability to control db2sqljcustomize behavior on untyped host variables and prevent silent data type conversion

We modernize a banking database application originally written in COBOL by migrating the functionality into a new written Java application. During this application migration we noticed that there is an issue with unexpected/unwanted data type con...
4 months ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Future consideration