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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What are the best practices for ETL of data from one OLTP system to another?

First off, I want to post that I am a developer and not a DBA, so I am trying to approach this from the standpoint of what is the best thing to do, rather than just assuming I can do everything ...
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How do I modify a stored procedure in IBM DB2?

I have a DB2 database and I'm using Control Center. I've found a procedure in the 'Stored Procedures' folder, which I need to modify. In MS SQL Server and Oracle you can accomplish this right from the ...
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How to ignore sql errors in stored procedure ? (Not handle)

I have a list of records I want to process and the cursor iterates through them from a table. The procedure just exits when it hits an insert statement and it fails. Is there a way I can ignore the ...
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Has some command that lists the privileges of a user in db2?

I'm using db2 9.7 on linux and i want to list my privileges on database... Ex: SYSADM, SECADM, DBADM, etc. So, has some command in db2 that lists the privileges of a user in db2?
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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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SQL3550W: … target column has been defined as GENERATED ALWAYS

I am trying to export + import data from a table in a db2 database to another. But while running the export command I am getting the following error. SQL3550W The field value in row "26" and column ...
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How can I automate copying DB2 table data between remote Servers?

I have two IBM DB2 servers at separate remote locations. I need to copy data from several tables on one database on the first server to another database in the second server. Previously I've used ...
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db2 range partitioning attach and detach issue

We have a table which is used in many select Queries, as it is be accessed by customers to fetch their information. Also they can change their information too whenever they want. We had to retrieve ...
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DB2: database hangs while trying to execute simple select query on specific table

No errors or warnings, database just hangs while trying to execute simple select query on specific table. Other tables are accessible until I trying to query specific (faulty) table. This should not ...
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In DB2, what are the alternative ways of evaluating an index's (or several indexes) benefit?

I'm trying to evaluate different approaches to analyzing the benefit of changing the set of indexes that are available. If I pick some representative queries from my workload, I can run EXPLAIN and ...
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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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DB2 sorting by lowercase uppercase - problem

I'm struggling with DB2 - sorting by Polish letters with diacritics and uppercase/lowercase. When I created a database using: CREATE DATABASE P1DS8 AUTOMATIC STORAGE YES ON '/home/db2inst1' DBPATH ...
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How to change the owner of a Stored Procedure in DB2?

Let's say that I have a procedure called schema.proc1. How do I change the owner of it? I'm using db2 express-c 10.5 I've tried the following command running as the olduser, transfer ownership of ...
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How to apply a regex on a column fetched from DB

I am using IBM DB2. So, I am retrieving a column named SSN from a table. I have to apply the following regex on that column: ([1-57-8][0-9]{2} |0([1-9][0-9] |[0-9][1-9]) |6([0-57-9][0-9] ...
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db2 performance issue - large number of IOPS how to determine problem?

DB2 database is on storage. We are using 9.7 Storage administrators reported that today database was doing 5000 IOPS (during past days average number was 300 IOPS). Those are disk operations from ...
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creating PKs for existing tables - altering column constraints

I am quite new to DB2, so I googled around how to ask questions correctly and so I hope I can provide all necessary information. I have an existing table A1230922.CALSONW with several (195) columns ...
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DB2 MQT not rewriting role playing columns

If in a MQT, if I have 2 referential constraints to the same table (role playing) , usage of one of the constraints doesnt allow the query to be optimized Example FACT_SALES DIM_BILL_TO_ID --> ...
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How efficiently does iSeries DB2 use index with WHERE <>?

MS SQL dev here, this is my first attempt to optimize a DB2 query on iSeries. I was asked to help improve a huge query which consists entirely of dozens of joined subselects. Some of those subselects ...
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DB2 Communication link failure issue

I would like to get your valuable suggestions for the below problem. My Perl application connects to a DB2 database and keeps inserting data into a table. The application successfully inserts data ...
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DB2 Load Failure due to timestampformat

I'm trying to load a file into DB2 database table using DB2 Load. I'm able to load the file, using the following statement from the unix prompt. db2 +p -x load from BOM_Sales_20130326.txt of DEL ...
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DB2 Server Table Space Locked

At work we keep receiving the following DataException seemingly at random when one of our processes tries to write/access a table for one of our clients: com.ibm.db.DataException: A database manager ...
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How to create Buffer Pool in Database dedicated only for ONE BIG table?

I have table TICKET with 400K records in database (DB2). I wish to create one huge buffer pool which will be dedicated only to this one big table for faster response. What are the steps to do it? ...
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How to drop a DB2 instance when the instance owner was removed

This is a real sticky situation. I was handed over a machine (running an AIX 7.1), and my first task was to re-install DB2 server on it. But someone before me had conveniently removed an instance ...
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How do i subtract a number of days from a prepared statement parameter in db2?

I have a C# application using OLEDB to connect to a DB2 database. Basically, I want to do this: SELECT CALC.WEEK, COUNT(CALC.ID) AS TRANSACTIONS , SUM(CALC.SUBTOTAL) AS REVENUE FROM ( ...
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DB2 Express on Windows 7 - Disable security?

I'm trying to install DB2 Express-C on my PC (Windows 7 pro), but no matter how I've installed or configured it, I can't grant the ability to create databases to my windows domain account. No matter ...
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DB2 Count problem

We have a query that returns over 20,000 rows on some occasions but times out due to the large amount of data. We have written a COUNT(*) query to throw an error if the record count is more than ...
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DB2: Is it good to create the LONG table space to use 32 KB data page

Our DB2 database(V9.7) has only defined one table space to store all the big object like xml. And xml size could be different. Some are about 2kb average. And some are 7kb average. So does it make ...
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DB2 LOAD data into table - Interpreting the error messages

I encountered some constraint issues when loading data from file into table ** SQL3109N The utility is beginning to load data from file "xag". SQL3500W The utility is beginning the "LOAD" phase at ...
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Syntax changes between DB2 for i (DB2/400) v5r4 and v6r1

Does anyone know where can I find list of syntax changes between DB2 for i v5r4 and v6r1? We are currently migrating a backing database for an application from DB2 for i v5r4 to v6r1 and found out ...
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Does DB2 have equivalents for Oracle's UTL_ENCODE and UTL_RAW modules?

I'm looking for something similar to: utl_smtp.command(conn, utl_encode.base64_encode(utl_raw.cast_to_raw(<username>))); I couldn't find any reference among the DB2's system-defined modules ...
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What is the recommended Buffer Pool size on a 2GB RAM PC?

I installed DB2 Express-C on a PC with 2 GB RAM and running Windows Server 2008 R2 OS. While creating a new database, there is an option to set Buffer Pool size with default set to 4K. How much is ...
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copy schema across different physical databases in db2

Is there any way to programatically copy across schema (i.e. tables,functions,views) etc from one database over to another one. Assuming both are running same versions of DB2. I found a few utilities ...
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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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Options for copying data out of continuously updating tables

I work with a pretty large (O(10^1) TB) DB2 (LUW, v. 9.7) database. It's got data coming in on a continuous basis via Golden Gate replication from another DB2 database. It's used for business ...
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How to order by fields of joined table while selecting for update?

For selecting some rows of table Fwt_Chipkarte for update I use the following SQL statement (IBM DB2): SELECT o.Archiviert, o.Id, o.IdComm, o.Kartennummer, o.Konto, o.LetzteAenderung, ...
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How to reinstall a legacy DB2 Server 7.x for Linux?

We have to move our legacy database dump to a new Linux installation. I know DB2 7.x is out of support for over a decade, but is there a way to obtain a DB2 7.x Server installation media for Linux? ...
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Optimization suggestions for db2 materialized view

I have a view for db2 9.7 which has consolidated o/p from few tables. The view is built and it is working fine I want optimization suggestions on the view SQL CREATE VIEW XYZZ AS SELECT ...
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Adding a column to the view which shows the date in format YYYYMM

In the following view, I want to add a column (not alter the view) named say "ABC" which shows the date in format YYYYMM (no date, only year and month). How can I do that? I am using db2. create view ...
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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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IBM DB2 Command line Window - Administrator disappears on windows server 2008 r2?

I have installed IBM DB2 version 10 on windows server 2008 r2 machine. However i am unable to open it's command line window. For example: Whenever i try to open Command Windows - Administrator it ...
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Cannot install DB2 Express C 10.1 on Mac OS X 10.7.5 [duplicate]

When I invoke ./db2setup it cannot find the JRE where it expects it. Binary for Java not found as follows: /private/tmp/db2/expc/db2/macos/install/db2setup: line 606: ...
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Can High Water Mark be cleared?

Lately I experience below errors when restoring db2 database SQL2043N Unable to start a child process or thread SQL1084C Shared memory segments cannot be allocated db2stop and then db2start ...
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DB2: Cannot use RUNSTATS/REORG in trigger definitions?

CREATE TRIGGER MY_TRIG AFTER INSERT ON MY_TBL FOR EACH ROW BEGIN IF SOMECONDITION THEN DELETE FROM MY_TBL WHERE PK IN (SELECT PK FROM MY_TBL WHERE SOMEOTHERCONDITION FETCH ...
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Best approach to maintain a single set of DDLs and DMLs for multiple database type

In our application, we support multiple types of databases namely Oracle, IBM DB2 (both UDB and ZOS), postgresql and So on. Currently we are maintaining separate DDLs and DMLs for each of these ...
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Testing if temp table exists in iSeries SQL stored procedure

What would be the syntax for testing if there is already a global temporary table in DB2 for IBM i 7.1? I tried this after DECLARE GLOBAL TEMPORARY TABLE: SELECT * FROM QSYS2.SYSTABLES WHERE ...
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set integrity not enforced in DB2

I am a bit confused with the SET INTEGRITY concept in DB2, why we can OFF the set integrity check to put the table in PENDING state ? does that mean that we can neglect the constraint definitions on ...
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What is the impact on a running database when OS date is changed and set to past

My SAP back end db is db2. Need to understand the impact on this running database (db2 under HPUX) if I change the OS date and set it to a past date please. Thanks.
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DB2 database -> does it continue to be platform-specific? (iSeries, LUW, z/OS)

Wikipedia says DB2 is no longer Platform-specific: Historically and unlike other database vendors, IBM produced a platform-specific DB2 product for each of its major operating systems. However, in ...
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Transaction(s) still alive: How do I find the cause?

I can tell that something is hogging the transaction log on the DB2 for one of our Websphere Commerce installations. Basically I have a burst of transaction log files that are timestamped 5 days ago. ...
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SQL1641N error on linux while running db2start using db2 express c on linux (LUW) but the file system is not mounted using nosuid

I am trying to install and start db2 on my linux machine using the following script: #!/usr/bin/env bash MKDIR=/bin/mkdir RM=/bin/rm TAR=/bin/tar ...