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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How do I add a database in IBM DB2

I'm supposed to migrate a MySQL database into IBM DB2, but I thought I'd take baby steps first before I do something like that. So for now, I'd just like to add a database. I'll admit that I have no ...
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Partition Fact Table

In one of my fact table which has close to 25 million records in it and now when a cognos team try to run the report on top of that it takes lot of time, So i am thinking of partitioning the table we ...
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Is storing archive logs on local disk and backups on vendor storage possible?

I am using DB2 9.7. My LOGARCHMETH1 is set to VENDOR library. Example: LOGARCHMETH1=VENDOR:/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/nbdb2.sl64 Is it possible to call the following backup command: db2 backup ...
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DB2 online restore - “SQL1035N The database is currently in use.”

I am trying to do ONLINE RESTORE ROLLFORWARDING TO END OF LOGS AND COMPLETE. When I run this command I am getting error SQL1035N The database is currently in use. It does not allow any connections to ...
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Online backups with VENDOR library: what should be set for ACTIVE LOG PATH?

My customer is using Veritas NetBackup so we use its library file in the LOGARCHMETH1 parameter for the VENDOR option. That is for archive logging path. What path should be set for ACTIVE LOG PATH ...
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DB2 Online Restore but Without Roll Forward?

I read a lot of documentations for db2 restore but I could not find how to perform online restore from the last database backup but without roll forwarding of logs? I will appreciate command ...
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DB2 DBM paramter NUMDB has value 8. Should I change it to 1 because I have only one database?

Hello I am using IBM Maximo application which is using DB2 database and I have created only one database. I heard that when paramtere NUMDB has value 8 it will divide all values in DB CONFIGURATION ...
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DB2 9.7 - Find rows inserted by a specific trigger

We are auditing a table TRANSACTIONS that inserts a row in HISTORY_TRANSACTIONS when specific columns are changed. These inserts happen through a number of triggers defined on TRANSACTIONS table. Is ...
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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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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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db INDEX on ORDER BY FIELD in very simple query does not help - still slow response?

I have very simple query which returns 200K records very slow (20 seconds). SELECT * FROM TABLE ORDER BY ID DESC If I do just SELECT * FROM TABLE it returns quick result. I created INDEX on ...
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Migrate DB2 UDB (Iseries) to SQL Server [closed]

I'm looking for a tools that allows migration of DB2/UDB databases to SQL Server. It's quite easy migrate schema and data using linked server or import export with SISS. But what about stored ...
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Slow SQL Server query using a DB2 linked server in virtual environment

I have a problem with a slow query which uses a linked server. Let me list out my environment first and I'll get to the issue: Virtual Windows 2003 R2 server (fresh deployments on XenServer 6.1 ...
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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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What is the locking behavior for Updatable/Insertable Views?

Consider I have a View that is merely a simple join between 2 tables, selecting all columns. The View is Updatable and Insertable. What would be the locking behavior when executing an UPDATE or ...
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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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Cannot execute stored proc linked to C routine in DB2

DB2 version: 9.7.0.6 OS: RHEL 5 Here are the steps I took to create and bind a C routine to DB2: 1> Created myprog.sqC file 2> Executed db2 prep myprog.sql bindfile 3> Executed db2 bind myprog.bnd ...
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“connectivity libraries needed are not found” error in IBM Data Studio

UPDATE I am getting the following error when I try to create a new database in IBM Data Studio v3.1.1.0. The connectivity libraries that are needed for local or remote non-JDBC operations were not ...
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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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Adding User access to DB2

I have installed DB2 10.1 in a Red hat box. During the installation I was asked to create several users (db2inst1, db2fenc1 etc). I have been using db2inst1 to perform all operations with DB2 and it ...
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Freeware GUI tool for DB2 , usable in Ubuntu Linux [closed]

Are there any freeware user interface tools for DB2 to be used in Linux (Ubuntu 11.04)? RazorSQL is pretty good, but it's not freeware.
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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 use the unload command to export a table to a IXF file

For a table T in schema S, how do I use the unload command to export T data into a IXF file? The IBM DB2 documentation isn't very helpful for this simple case. I am trying to compare performance ...
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Specifying the node to connect in db2

I have 2 nodes in my db2 catalog. How would I include the node on which I want to connect inside the db2 connect paramters? Node 1 entry: Node name = DB2HOST1 Comment ...
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IBM DB2 9.7, possible to temporarily disable transaction logs?

I want to clean the whole database, so I am dropping all tables and DB objects in two FOR loops, within one transaction. This makes the transaction logs become full. I could increase the transaction ...
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Do I need to RUNSTATS after a REORG in DB2?

The REORG documentation says: BUILD Builds indexes. Updates index statistics. But I have always heard REORG/RUNSTATS as if they should be paired. Can anyone verify that "Updates index ...
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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 ...
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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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Is SET INTEGRITY of any use after IMPORT statements, or just after LOAD statements?

I'm getting the feeling, both from documentation and empirically, that you can only put SET INTEGRITY to good use after a LOAD, not after an IMPORT. LOAD is mentioned for SET INTEGRITY, but not ...
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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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Isolation Level for a Data Warehouse

We are building out a data warehouse (and also some data marts as well) in our organization. My DBA skills have mostly been on OLTP type applications, but I am moving into supporting OLAP for our ...
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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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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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query to find closest lesser date

I have a table with rates. each rate has an effective starting date. (the ending date of any rate is implied by the existence of a record with a newer effective starting date.) I also have a table ...
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How to choose working database in DB2?

In SQL server I can use the USE statement to switch between working databases. Is there a similar command for DB2?
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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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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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Memory limitations on db2 express-c version 10.1 seems stuck at 2 gig, why?

I just updated from 9.7 to 10.1, to leverage the new 4gig memory limitation. However, my app only appears to be using 2. So i searched for a way to find out how memory is used and found this ...
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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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What program to use for the best compression ratio for DB2 log files?

What linux program to use to compress DB2 log files with the best compression ratio? UPDATE I thought that these log files would be text type files. But viewing them didn't prove this. I tried to ...
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IBM DB2 - store large files

I want to store large files in a DB2 database and I need more information about which is the best technique to use as I am new in this IBM product (previous experience with T-SQL only). The ...
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Database comparison tool for IBM db2 like OPatch?

I am looking for a database comparison tool for IBM DB2. I was wondering if there is a utility for IBM DB2 similar to OPatch in Oracle's db 11g?
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SQL Server Express vs. Oracle Express Edition vs DB2 Express-C

I have been trying to compare the features of the SQL Server Express, Oracle XE and DB2 Express-C, but find it difficult to compile all the differences into one place. Especially the current ...
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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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Learning DB2 without a local install

I will be starting a new job in about 5 weeks, and want to spend some private time really getting to grips with as many of DB2s features as possible, as it is the DB used in the new company. Am I ...
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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: 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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Backup and restore of RDBMS(Oracle, DB2, SQL Server) from Perl

What could be the best approach ? Till now could figure out the following (Oracle) Calling exp.exe and imp.exe utilities in Oracle client using Java and inturn call it from Perl. Calling exp.exe ...
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Within a RHEL 6.3 + High Reliability Add-on, how do I add DB2 (v9.7) into a service group to have the service controlled by the cluster?

I have a cluster of machines running RHEL 6.3 with the High Reliability Add-on. I have configured a Clustered Logical Volume Manager (CLVM) file system for DB2, which is working correctly. Our DBA's ...
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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 ...