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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Db2
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 9, 2015

DPF IXF Format(RIMS)

On DPF only, you can't Load a multi-partition table from an exported file with an IXF format. We've run into this a couple of times when we had to save off data before dropping/recreating a table. I can understand that there may be something in the IXF format that prohibits spreading the data over the partitions, but the troublesome part is that, if you're using this to restore data from a dropped table, you may not know about it until it's too late to unload the data into a delimited format. You can load this data using an Import, but in the DPF world, most of these tables are so large you do not want to use Import. What I would like to see is a warning message on any export to an IXF format on any DPF table stating that this data cannot ever be Loaded. That would prompt us to either recognize that we have to use Import or to redo the export to a DEL format that can be Loaded. Ideally, it would be nice to remove the restriction on loading from IXFs, but at least providing the warning keeps us from shooting ourselves in the foot.