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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on May 16, 2014

Ability to join EBCDIC and UNICODE tables in IDAA

We have a lot of EBCDIC and UNICODE tables in production, and in many cases those tables would have to be joined to execute our operational analytic workloads on IDAA.

Altering the objects to make it work is an option since many of those tables are being used by critical applications.

Without this capability, some of application areas will not be able to realize benefits of the IDAA infrastructure.


ON A01.KEY1 = A00.KEY1
WHERE A00.KEY2 like 'LMN%';

The above SQL will not run in IDAA today, and we want to be able to run it.