The IBM DB2 Enterprise Server Edition is a relational model database server developed by IBM. It primarily runs on Unix (namely AIX), Linux, IBM i (formerly OS/400), z/OS and Windows servers.

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Adding group rights in db2 for a stored procedure

I have a list of user accounts on AIX server, where the db2 database resides in. The user accounts all belong to a specific group which I can confirm from aix shell. User accounts work in DB2. ...
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Split comma separated entries to rows

I have a Table like this: | ID | OtherID | Data +--------+-----------+--------------------------- | 5059 | 73831 | 5103,5107 | 5059 | 73941 | 5103,5104,5107 | 5059 | 73974 | ...
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How do you set the pagesize, codeset and table space when creating a database in DB2?

I want to create a database in DB2. I found some information on this page I want to use only some options which are explained on the page: PAGESIZE CODESET TABLESPACE Then, I want to add/...
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Is it a good practice to apply Vertical Partition to a newly created model?

Suppose you are modeling the ER model for a new Object Oriented Web Application. There is a table with 20 columns, and there are going to be a lot of INSERTs populating 10 columns, and a lot of ...
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Searching for pairs of date/time values in a single row

I have a legacy IBM DB2 database table that contains lots of records of phone calls. It has columns for ID, customer number, employee who took the call, etc. The date/time for each call is kept in a ...
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IBM i Access ODBC driver returning only first letter of column names

I'm new to DB2 and am connecting to a DB2 for i (V7R1) database using unixODBC and the IBM i Access ODBC driver for Linux. When I query the database, the results only include the first letter of the ...
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DB2 (LUW) equivalent for Oracle “drop user cascade”

This question is related to creating and initialising test and development databases for an application that has the database running on LUW (linux-unix-windows) On oracle, we have an os user (on ...
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How to use a CASE expression in the WHERE clause?

I am using a CASE expression in my WHERE clause like this: SELECT * FROM ASPECT.WR_AM_ADT_SUMM INNER JOIN ASPECT.WR_AM_DLR_DTL ON AS_CNTRY_CD = DD_CNTRY_CD AND AS_DLR_CD = ...
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cross database way to force join strategies

[how to enforce the query to use certain join algorithm] Knowing that there are several joining algorithms [Nested Loop; Sort Merge; Hash Join], when implementing a query , is there any technique to ...
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How to run DB Admin Tool (GUI) in IBM DB2 Express-C?

I had installed IBM DB2 Express-C in Windows but I can't find any shortcut to launch the Administration Tools (GUI). When installing, I had selected "Administration Tool" option (I had checked twice ...
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Dutch characters in DB2 problem

Ok, first of all, I have really limited knowledge about databases. Problem that I have is next: I inserted few rows with data that contains Dutch characters, such as names of different countries. ...
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Transfer data from DB2 to Oracle

I want to transfer data from an old DB2 system to a new Oracle database. How should I go about doing this?
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DB2 error - SQL Statement too long or complex

Getting this error in a DB2 production system: ERROR [HY000] [IBM][System i Access ODBC Driver][DB2 for i5/OS]SQL0101 - SQL statement too long or complex. The statement has a large number of OR ...
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IBM DB2 v9.7 HADR TSA failure on the standby server

I have an environment here where I have 2 servers running DB2. One is the primary and the other one is standby. They replicate with HADR and failover is made automatically by TSA. What's the default ...
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DB2 Express-C 10.1 database move to DB2 Work group Server/Enterprise Edition

I have not done such migration before and I want to know if I am going to face such issues when moving my database (tables,views,table-spaces,functions,procedures,etc.) to other DB2 distribution. If ...
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Unable to restore database because it exists, unable to drop because it does not exist

I've seen this mentioned a couple of times but none of the suggested solutions worked for me, so I'm posting a question together with a solution in hope that it helps someone else. During restore of ...
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DB2 CASE statement faster with parentheses around entire WHEN

Trying to optimize slow queries, someone on my team come across this. Having this in our stored proc: CASE WHEN MYCOL BETWEEN @STARTNUM AND @ENDNUM AND RECTYPE = 'RO' THEN 1 ELSE 0 ...
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Reasons for db2 foreign key error (-667) despite all rows appearing sane?

I have some csv formatted table dumps and loaded those into a new database with the tables defined by a DDL script from the source database (both acquired by somebody else so I cannot have a look at ...
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DB2: Is it good to create the index table space to use 32 KB data page

I found our DB2 server configs all the index into one table space. And it then defines the table space to use 32kb data page. Is this good? How to judge it? Any advice is welcome.
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DB2 9.5 How to get tablespace monitor information?

How can I get information about tablespace in DB2 9.5? I need to review information about if the autoresize option is enabled or disabled.
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Migration from DB2 to MySQL

Does any one have experience on migration from DB2 to MySQL ? Please share with me. I tried googling, but I have not received much information on this.
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non-optimal use of index

I'm somewhat puzzled by the scenario below. The table involved (relevant parts) is defined as: CREATE TABLE Nya. UPSEC_COURSE ( UPSEC_COURSE_ID CHAR(11) NOT NULL, ...
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DB2: Reorg and RunStats

Is there any frequency at which i should run REORG and RUNSTATS on my master tables? If i have a daily load of around 1,000,000 records into my table would it be suggestible to run a REORG and ...
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DB2 Dynamic Load from cursor

We have to load a number of huge tables using Load From cursor. The query formed for the same is a dynamic query as the column names are to be specified. we do the same using the below code in a ...
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Create new Read Only user on DB2 on the whole database

I am an oracle/sql server DBA having limited knowledge in IBM DB2. We have DB2 9.7 fp4 running on AIX 6. I would like to create a new user and grant him READ only privilege on a particular database. ...
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Why cannot I call a table function in iSeries DB2 that I just created?

Using iSeries Navigator 'Run an sql script' window I created a new table function. When I go to the Functions branch under the schema where it was created, I see the function among the other few. But ...
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DB2 UPDATE TRIGGER

I am trying to create a trigger in a DB2 database that runs on the update of a column in one table, and then fills in another table with certain values. For example, there is a power unit table with ...
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DB2 Defining remote database alias

I'm using DB2 9.7.0.3 for AIX. I want to select data from a remote database, also running DB2 9.7.0.3 for AIX, and insert it into the local database I'm connected to. I believe the query for this ...
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Parallel inserts cause deadlock on DB2

The scenario is the following: The application attempts to insert into the same table from two parallel threads making 4000 insertions in each thread (separate transaction per thread). It causes the ...
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DROP SCHEMA in db2

How do I drop a schema in db2 if it has got some objects in it? db2 DROP SCHEMA SCHEMA_NAME For some reason I am not able to drop the tables in the schema, so how can I force to drop the ...
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What is object Server?

As I was reading article I came across IBM's site about object Server. What actually is Object Server and what are it's uses? Can this be explained for a beginner?
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How do you convert IBM DB2's recursive increment to MySQL version?

DB2 Queries: WITH TABLE1 (YEAR_END) as( VALUES (2011)) , TABLE2 (YEAR_END) AS ( VALUES(2011)) , TABLE3 (YEARS) AS ( SELECT 0+2008 FROM TABLE1 T1, TABLE2 T2 union ...
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How do I perform XPath query on a XML column on DB2 for i?

I have an XML column in a table. I would like to retrieve only the first child element from the XML document in each row (i.e. the result of an XPath expression /root/someVal[1]) and return in my ...
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How to transfer database from SQL Server to DB2?

I have a database file on disk called project.mdf. I want to import this into IBM DB2. How do I import this database?
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DB2 to require password each time

I am using db2inst1 to connect to a database in DB2 which I have installed on my machine. Therefore, db2inst1 user does not require username/password authentication (borrows them from the OS). I would ...
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Filtering on a virtual column from a UNION ALL with LEFT OUTER join causes a table scan?

I asked this question on SO but havn't got many bites and even a vote to close for being "Off Topic." So, I thought this stack exchange might be better suited. Consider the following SQL... SELECT ...
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How to find out what caused the database(DB2) in a locking state

I know how to check the DB is in a lock state or not, but my question is how to find out which query caused the lock on table /db. IS there any log file getting created if something unexpected ...
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Tool to automatically refactor queries, replacing subqueries with CTEs [closed]

I have to mantain very big and complex SQL queries (more than 1000 lines) with many nested subqueries. These queries were made by other people and are very difficult to understand, so I want to ...
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AS/400 + DB2 to MongoDB?

I'm not seeing a whole lot of info on the subject, so I figured I'd ask people who might know more about it than I do: Is it possible to replicate data from an AS/400 + IBM DB2 instance to MongoDB? If ...
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How can I generated a list of all DB2 Objects including Last Modified Date of object on AS400? [closed]

I am going through an audit, of an AS400 application. AS400 has a DB2 database, and I need to generate a list of all DB2 Objects/Tables including their last modified date. Can anyone help me? Thanks
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How to avoid hardcoding a database link name in a package body

I have a PL/SQL package that copies data from a remote DB2 database using a database link. To keep the package configuration-independent I wrapped the remote table in a view. But a single field in a ...
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DB2 Query Error SQL0204N Even With The Schema Defined

I'm using Python to access tables in DB2 10.1.0 I have a login account named foobar and a schema with the same name. I have a table named users under the schema. When I'm logged in as foobar, I can ...
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DB2 9.7, create or replace tablespace possible?

I am creating my tablespaces in the sql scripts that create the database schema. This causes a problem in continuous integration processes, where consecutive execution of the script is not possible ...
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DB2 Materialised Query Table performance problems

I'm comparing performance on a series of tables involved in insert/updates/deletes. These tables are about to become the source tables for a Materialised Query Table so I thought getting some ...
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Problem installing DB2Express

I installed DB2 Express 10.1 on my Windows 7 (64bit) notebook. Now after the installation finished I cannot connect to the database. During the installation I specified "C:\Daten\db\db2" as the ...
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UPDATE … FROM … syntax for iSeries for a MS SQL Server developer

When I wanted to update a table to the values from another table in SQL Server I would use following syntax: UPDATE t1 SET t1.a = t2.a FROM t1 INNER JOIN t2 ON t2.b = t1.b What would be iSeries 7 ...
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CREATE INDEX for long columns

I am looking for alternative to create index on long column: create table line ( field_key integer not null, value varchar(4000), ... ); create index key_value_idx on line (...
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Generalisation in databases

I am working on a Hospital Management project in DB2. I have one table for staff with a primary key of staff_id. The hospital has to have different staff... e.g doctors,nurses,e.t.c. Is it better to ...
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Not all columns show up on select * on DB2 for IBM i

My client has a table on their IBMi with a foreign key to another table. It's not showing up with a SELECT * FROM lib.table. However, if I specifically mention it in the column list. It does show up. ...
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Is there any rule of thumb to optimize sql queries like this

this is my first question here. Although I've been helped out from this forum over a hundred times. I was having difficulties in optimizing sql query. It takes hours to execute. Record set is also ...