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Add ALTER COLUMN options to modify numeric column length and allow rename column names for ((bi)temporal) column organized tables

Db2’s capabilities to perform schema changes on any form of ((bi)temporal) column organized tables lacks behind it’s row organized counterparts. This prevents effective database schema evolution and therefore limits the use of column organized tab...
1 day ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Submitted

Add ALTER COLUMN options to modify numeric column length and allow rename column names for ((bi)temporal) column organized tables.

Db2’s capabilities to perform schema changes on any form of ((bi)temporal) column organized tables lacks behind it’s row organized counterparts. This prevents effective database schema evolution and therefore limits the use of column organized tab...
2 days ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Submitted

Add Estimated Percentage Complete for database restore in db2 list utilities show detail

When backup is executing and in another session "list utilities show detail" is executed there is e.g. "Estimated Percentage Complete = 30" displayed. But when restore is performed this estimated percentage is missing. Please add this info for res...
about 1 month ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Submitted

In error message display actual table's column name that is violating NOT NULL definition instead of outputing "TBSPACEID=2, TABLEID=5, COLNO=0"

I am constantly running into this problem when inserting null values into not null table column. Getting out tablespaceid, tableid and colno is time consuming and annoying to constantly check the column name that is defined not null, but null valu...
about 1 month ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Submitted

Add varchar(max) and nvarchar(max)

We are frequently moving data between MS-SQL server and Db2. When data are moved from Db2 to MS-SQL there are no issues. But when data are moved from MS-SQL to DB2 we have frequent problems with varchar and nvarchar data types for data types where...
about 1 month ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Submitted

Add support for INFORMATION_SCHEMA views

In our company we are using PostgreSQL, SQL Server, MySQL and DB2. All of database except Db2 support INFORMATION_SCHEMA views. There is pretty easy to write at least basic cross-database SQL to get info from database catalog tables except in Db2....
about 1 month ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Submitted

The change 'Primary Key Name' is added!

Currently, I know that there is no function to change only the 'Primary Key Name' of Db2. Especially in the case of Primary Key, Unique Index is also created when it is generated! Since the primary key name cannot be duplicated, there is a problem...
4 months ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Future consideration

Automated Re-creation of Select-Star Views

If a view is created by using a 'SELECT *' statement, the view is not updated when a new column is added to the base table. An example: create table dm_tab(N integer, M integer) organize by row; insert into dm_tab(N, M) values (1, 2); create view ...
6 months ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Future consideration

Population of V12 new added Catalog columns during activation of Function level V12R1M50 and avoid it later during executions of ALTER TABLESPACE because of contention of packages.

After you apply the PTF for APAR PI86123, the first ALTER TABLESPACE, populates any null attributes for objects created in function level V12R1M100 or earlier. When the one-time population occurs for an ALTER TABLESPACE statement, Db2 must quiesce...
8 months ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 1 Future consideration

Locally defined functions within stored procedures and user defined functions

Since Db2 10.1 it is possible to define locally defined types and procedures. In many situations locally defined functions are missing.
8 months ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Future consideration