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Add generated always for each row on update as row change SESSION_USER

Currently exists in Db2 to change current timestamp on INSERT and UPDATE with generated statement like: create table myschema.mytable (id int, last_timestamp timestamp not null generated always for each row on update as row change timestamp) inser...
about 2 months 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 months ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Submitted

Full support for aggregate function with DISTINCT in OLAP SPECIFICATION

Use of DISTINCT with e.g. COUNT function in OLAP specification (PARTITION BY clause) returns error SQL0441N (SQLCODE -441). Due to the fact that Db2 does NOT support the use of DISTINCT option in such cases, we have a major impact with COGNOS gene...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Future consideration

Allow CREATE/REPLACE for users other than owner

Currently on Db2 LUW CREATE OR REPLACE is only allowed for the owner of a database object. CREATE OR REPLACE authorization should be opened up to allow create/replace by anyone who has the ability to drop the object and to create the object with a...
over 4 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 3 Not under consideration

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...
3 months 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....
3 months ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Submitted

TRANSFER OWNERSHIP for entire schema

During SAP system migration all objects in a schema need TRANSFER OWNERSHIP. This takes quite long (many minutes) for > 100.000 objects.
over 4 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under consideration

Add "IF EXISTS" syntax to all DROP statements

More and more SQL is stored in repositories and needs to be applied in odd places and orders. One syntax element that supports this is the "IF EXISTS" on a drop statement. This causes a statement to not count as a failure if it finds no object to ...
11 months ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Future consideration

Fill gap with Oracle optimizer on RP tables

DB2 optimizer in v10.5/v11.1 has still several weaknesses in generating correct plan when using RP tables, because it bases its plan only on global stats when partition (data and indexes) stats are available. Case TS001150102
about 4 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 1 Not under consideration

Allow modification of column-organized columns

Currently, in column-organized tables you cannot alter or rename columns and you even cannot drop columns. The only allowed operation is to add a column. This renders the column-based-tables pretty useless because in a normal environment, it must ...
over 4 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Not under consideration