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Db2 High Performance Unload for z/OS

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Allow more than one separator character when unloading in delimited format

A competitor's unload tool allowed us to specify more than one character in the separator field when unloading data in delimited format. We had to use more than one character, because for unloads of certain tables, we couldn't find a character tha...
over 1 year ago in Db2 High Performance Unload for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Support spanned unload of XML columns

Although the documentation and the error message content if you try to do this suggests that this is possible, it isn't. We would like XML to be supported with spanned unloads just as LOB columns are today (and have been supported in the core IBM ...
over 2 years ago in Db2 High Performance Unload for z/OS 0 Future consideration


Because HPU is not an application program and not a 'true Utility', it does not check all instances of other Utilities for incompatibility. Users will run HPU and other Utilities will that try to start may not see that HPU is running and there cou...
almost 3 years ago in Db2 High Performance Unload for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Use of access path to decide whether to use NATIVE / SQL mode

We have several unloads that use HPUs with SUPPORTED select that download UTS PBG.Queries are unfortunately written by programmers who can change them independently and often don't know how many rows they will have to download and therefore they d...
about 3 years ago in Db2 High Performance Unload for z/OS 0 Future consideration