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Status Future consideration
Workspace Db2
Components Data Types
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 25, 2015


Competitive databases like Oracle, PostgreSQL and SQL Server along with others have data type TIMESTAMP with TIME ZONE but LUW does not.

Our own DB2 on z/OS starting version V11.0 has TIMESTAMP WITH TIMEZONE.
  • Guest
    Feb 18, 2022

    Why is this idea marked "Not under consideration"? We opened a support case about this RFE, and were told that the DB2 LUW engineers were well aware of the need for the timestamp with timezone data type, and it is current in your development plan, but that no ETA had been established yet. If that is the case, the status of this idea/RFE is misleading.

    IBM seems to be falling behind the others in the marketplace, because as the original author of this RFE stated, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL and others have this data type already. IBM DB2 customers are also falling behind as a result.

    It would be excellent if an ETA were released, so that we could see light at the end of this tunnel.

  • Guest
    Jun 7, 2021

    With the assumption that it should be available in the DEFAULT clause and not just in isolation