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Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.)

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Support for "every" in the "alter table add partition" to add multiple partitions

The "create table" statement supports this syntax to create a table with multiple partitions: CREATE TABLE DOCUMENTS ( ID INTEGER, CONTENTS VARCHAR(10)) PARTITION BY RANGE (ID)(STARTING 1 ENDING 1000 EVERY 100) This will create a table with 10 par...
3 months ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Future consideration

Table Partition creation auto extension Functionality

Today DB2 doesn’t provide the auto table partition extension Functionality. We would like to have the Functionality available, could you please let us know if this is feasible and if yes how soon it would be available. This is Functionality is ava...
10 months ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Future consideration

External Tables support on Windows

I went to use this marvelous feature on windows.. and for my surprise external tables are not implemented for this platform :-( (v11.5) Why ? Please, add support for external tables usage on windows hosts as well .
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 1 Future consideration

System Tables should come with STATISTIC PROFILE set from factory

We all know how important STATISTICS are, and more specially, how they are captured for each particular table ! Documentation says that DBA and application sholuld determine best options, based on usage.. but ibm is lacking to do the same for thei...
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Future consideration

Increase the number of ALTER TABLE operations that can be performed online without placing the table in "reorg pending" state

There are a few operations that seem to place the table into "reorg pending" state immediately when it should be possible to treat them as REORG-recommended. For example, any ALTER COLUMN .. DROP COLUMN statement that doesn't affect indexes should...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Future consideration

Increase the number of REORG-recommended operations allowed before a full offline reorg must be performed

The current documentations in v11.5 indicate that only 3 units of work containing REORG-recommended operations are allowed. https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSEPGG_11.5.0/com.ibm.db2.luw.sql.ref.doc/doc/r0000888.html "There can be up to...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Future consideration

IBM.ENtityFramework.Core To Scaffold Indexes Properly

We used latest released IBM EF Core nuget packages to add DB2 Support to our application with existing DB2 database. Scaffolding the DB out to Models and usable DBContext time and again. We realized on comparing DB2 server that 90% of the indexes ...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Future consideration

Remove The Need To REORG A Table Up On Performing Table Alter/REORG Recommended Operations

Today when we perform certain operations aka REORG recommended operations against a table like adding columns, dropping columns, changing datatype of a column, altering NULLABILITY of a column etc. the table will be put in a state called REORG pen...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 1 Not under consideration

Recommend/evaluate indexes – more information for each index

This is a point for tuning with indexes -> Tuning with indexes is still very common and useful. While using recommend and evaluate indexes it is possible to investigate each recommended index by updating USE_INDEX column in the table ADVISE_IND...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Not under consideration

Reorg: detailed information about Reorg incluiding a time/percent prediction to complete the all process

There is no way to find out how long the Reorg process or some steps will take, specially for big tables.
almost 3 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Not under consideration