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Status Is a defect
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 14, 2022

Allow Semicolon as COLDEL using LOAD


We have to LOAD a very large delimited file into a DB2 for zOS Table!
The file comes from another organization and is deliverd to many companies!
It uses ';' X'5E' as column delimiter and it is not possible to edit the file, because it is > 5GB in size.

Also it would be nice if you can skip x-Lines, because normally there is a header line in an CSV File.

Why is it not possible to use x'5E' as COLDEL in LOAD?

Needed By Yesterday (Let's go already!)
  • Admin
    Janet Figone
    Feb 10, 2022

    Dear Martin, Thank you for submitting this idea. We have tested this and specification of a semicolon as a delimiter works in the LOAD utility. E.g. with the following syntax: LOAD FORMAT DELIMITED COLDEL ';'

    If you would like to pursue please open a case and report it as a defect.

    Kind regards,

    The Db2 for z/OS team