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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Db2
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 25, 2018

Case TS000932532 - Load should be able to bypass a GENERATED-ALWAYS-from-variable column

A load on a table containing a certain type of GENERATED ALWAYS column fails with the very odd message "Unexpected load gencol section".
Research pointed out that LOAD cannot handle in any way a GENERATED ALWAYS column getting its information from a variable.
If the variable gets delivered by a function making sure a value is always returned even when the variable is not filled, makes no difference.
None of the LOAD modifiers helps while trying to bypass this restriction. So having the value in the file being handled for load also returns the "gencol" error.

The only option available is to drop the GENERATED ALWAYS-clause before the load and recreate it afterwards.

Possible solution 1:
A possible solution could be to add / extent a "File type modifiers for the load utility" option.

Possible solution 2:
In the case described the value of the GENERATED ALWAYS column comes from a function and should therefore not fail on the usage of variables.