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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Db2
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 3, 2020

EF Core driver needs to support value convertors

Your DB2 Entity Framework Core driver does not support value convertors.

Value convertors are really useful with databases to do things like:

  1. Translate Y/N fields to proper boolean data types

  2. Trim CHAR(x) columns automatically

  3. Protect sensitive data conditionally

  4. Translate to proper high level data structures automatically

They are an essential feature in ORM's like Entity Framework that IBM needs to support. It's especially useful for legacy databases where the column types were not ideal, or where you don't have the proper data type support (for instance DB2 doesn't have a boolean data type, in Microsoft SQL Server they do, it is called "BIT", but DB2 doesn't support it).

Needed by Date Mar 3, 2020
  • Guest
    Feb 17, 2021

    For reference purpose, this feature is supported from Db2 .NET Core 3.1 onwards.