IBM Data and AI Ideas Portal for Customers

Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Post your ideas

Post ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

  1. Post an idea

  2. Upvote ideas that matter most to you

  3. Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea

Help IBM prioritize your ideas and requests

The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The product management team will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.

Receive notification on the decision

Some ideas can be implemented at IBM, while others may not fit within the development plans for the product. In either case, the team will let you know as soon as possible. In some cases, we may be able to find alternatives for ideas which cannot be implemented in a reasonable time.

Additional Information

To view our roadmaps:

Reminder: This is not the place to submit defects or support needs, please use normal support channel for these cases

IBM Employees:

The correct URL for entering your ideas is:

Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 27, 2019

IBM Unload doesn't support parameter AT LOCAL for UTC Timestamp columns

In a SELECT statement the parameter AT LOCAL is supported, for example:

DCOLLID                         ,-- ='                  ' --CHAR(18)
DNAME                           ,-- ='        '           --CHAR(8)
TIMESTMP                        ,-- ='                   '--TIMESTMP
KOMMENTAR                        -- ='                   '--CHAR(50)
WHERE TIMESTMP    AT LOCAL < '2019-09-26-'

In an IBM Unload the parameter AT LOCAL is not supported, for example:

    WHEN (TIMESTMP AT LOCAL < '2019-09-26-')


You can find two sample unload JOBs as an attachment:


1) Column COL_TZ is defined as TIMESTAMP All is working as expected: SELECT with appropriate WHERE clause results in 1 row, the same is true for UNLOAD.


2) Column COL_TZ is now defined as TIMESTAMP WITH TIMEZONE SELECT returns again the one row, but UNLOAD returns now zero rows.