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Status Planned for future release
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 12, 2023

Non-disruptive add column not null with no default

Currently, the conversion of a new NOT NULL column without default at the end of a table is done via an 


A content (default) is generated for the column during the unload in order to be able to load this column afterwards. 
During the conversion, the table is locked for editing and cannot be accessed.

A new NOT NULL column can also be implemented without downtime with the following procedure


This change can be carried out without interruption and ultimately contains the same data content as the Unload/Load procedure.

In order to be able to implement as many changes as possible without interruption, this situation should also be recognised and supported by the IBM Admin Compare Tool.

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  • Admin
    Chris Pomasl
    Dec 14, 2023

    This request is in planning with a tentative target of 1Q2024