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This portal is to open public enhancement requests against products and services offered by the IBM Data & AI organization. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

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Add the ability to control db2sqljcustomize behavior on untyped host variables and prevent silent data type conversion

We modernize a banking database application originally written in COBOL by migrating the functionality into a new written Java application. During this application migration we noticed that there is an issue with unexpected/unwanted data type con...
about 2 months ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Future consideration

Upgrade Struts 2.5.26 that is packaged as part of Rational Developer for i

IBM RDI 9.6.0.11 includes struts2-core-2.5.26.jar in the Webcontent > WebINF > lib folder when a new Webfacing project is created in RDI. This version of struts2 jar is vulnerable to a security vulnerability as per Whitesource, with id CVE-2...
3 months ago in Db2 / Application Development 1 Future consideration

Add Transaction Application lock types to the DBMS_LOCK package

We understand that there is an implementation of a version of the Oracle DBMS_LOCK package (minus transaction type and various modes) available on Db2 for LUW. While we can make some use of the session application lock type, we also have a need fo...
3 months ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Future consideration

Reference to undeclared column should result in RC08, instead of RC04

In the COBOL program an INCLUDE statement is used where a DCLGEN is declared. The copybook ZSTBF02 is attached. When the COBOL source contains an SQL statement where a column is used which is not declared in the DCLGEN, a warning is issued in the ...
5 months ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Future consideration

two-factor authentication

remove the two-factor authentication from this site.
6 months ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Future consideration

dmctop for ppcle

While exploring dmctop I did not find a version for power machine. So IBM engieneering requested me to submit a request for the same.
10 months ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Future consideration

XML type support in Db2 stored procedure debugger

XML data type is not supported in Db2 stored procedure debugger in Data Studio or Visual Studio add-in. We are developing our support for SEPA and ISO 20022 projects using Db2 z/OS native stored procedures. They both heavily depend on XML. It woul...
11 months ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Future consideration

Index support for "expression op expression"

In our environment, we have many queries with predicate: "expression op expression". As they don't use indexes they're performing a table scan. We would like DB2 to be able to use indexes to resolve this type of predicate. Examples: SELECT [id], [...
11 months ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Future consideration

External Stored Procedure sub modules to be loaded from same path as 'external name;

DB2 supports multiple (in our case development) databases within a db2 Instance and External Stored Procedures (in our case COBOL) can be developed in parallel by using different qualifiers in the external name e.g. alter procedure cxjjp.UIXN01 ex...
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Future consideration

Allow called Programs in z/OS to execute SQL without requiring the main program to be started with a DB2 plan.

When it becomes necessary for a called program in z/OS to execute SQL statements it is only possible when the main program is alredy called with a DB2 connection (DSN and Plan). While the required modification seems minor, it is next to impossible...
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Future consideration