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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DB2 users/ beginer questions

New to this. Looking at db2 schemas, which should be equal to OS system users, right ? Doh apparently not. Except for PC,DB2ADMIN beeing on my OS system How is it, that this select * from sysibm....
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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 20,...
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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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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 to see, if a foreign key is enforced?

How can I see in IBM DB2, if a foreign key is in enforced Status? In the systemviews REF_CONSTRAINTS and REFERENTIAL_CONSTRAINTS I see them, but I cannot see, if they are in enforced Status. Is there ...
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How to check wether a DB2 source table and their MySQL MyISAM duplicate are identical?

I want to compare two big tables if they are identical. If I update/insert one table into the other the process takes about 11 hours. What I am looking for is like a sum function which sum ups a key ...
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How to connect DB2 with eclipse on mac?

I tried to connect the DB2 Express-C Version 10.1 to Eclipse Mars but it returns an exception when I tried to run the program. com.ibm.db2.jcc.am.DisconnectNonTransientConnectionException: Error ...
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Need to read the DB2 DAS parameters

I need to read the DB2 DAS Parameters via any method other than DB2 Command "get admin configuration". I need to read the parameters like EXEC_EXP_TASK or SCHED_ENABLE from file or database. I ...
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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 resolve foreign key references across different databases (iSeries and SQL Server)

I've got a system that has a DB2 iSeries database. We are rewriting a portion of the system and implementing it using SQL Server and Entity Framework. Originally, I was lead to believe that there ...
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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, o....
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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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How do you generate the DDL that created a DB2 LUW database?

There are various options for db2look you can use to see the DDL for just about every object in the database except the command that created the database itself. Is there any way with db2look, or ...
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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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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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DB2 db2fm proccess

Server is been up for 365 days, however i got some weird repeated procceses. Are these normal? ps -fea | grep db2fm db2inst1 643284 229516 29 May 25 - 212564:06 /home/db2inst1/sqllib/bin/...
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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: /tmp/db2.tmp.740/db2/macos/...
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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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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 DB2_SERVER_PROGRAM_PATH=/home/alok/Documents/...
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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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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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How to get the Sum of all column values in the last row of a resultset without using UNION?

I need to get the sum of all column values of a result set in the last row. Here is my SQL query. SELECT CS_YEAR AS YEAR, CS_MNTH AS MONTH, CS_WK AS WEEK_NO, 'Total' AS ...
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Difference between a schema and a database in db2

I can not figure out what is the difference between schema and database in db2 I find this SQL so confusing for example : CREATE TABLE schema1.table1 .... .... .... IN database1.tabspace1 Can ...
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what is the formal statement terminator with db2 sql

I have added / character as statement terminator all in my db2 statements. I can run sql file in data studio client without any issue. But when I run the sql file in db2 command prompt by issuing db2 -...
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SELECT * FROM INFORMATION SCHEMA on V5R3M0

I have access to a client's V7R1 AS/400 and I can run queries like SELECT NAME FROM INFORMATION_SCEMA.TABLES and SELECT COLUMN_NAME, DATA_TYPE, TYPE_NAME, COLUMN_SIZE, ...
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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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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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What does HSJOIN mean in an Explain Plan?

I have the following EXPLAIN PLAN results from a query on my DB2 database. 0 SELECT STATEMENT ( Estimated Costs = 5.928E+02 [timerons] ) 1 RETURN 2 HSJOIN 3 [O] ...
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SQL DB2 query with where clause

Can you please help me out with the below query? I need to extract from column VAL_DT only items with date older than today's date but this rule should not apply to items that contain the following ...
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Column or global variable ROWNUM not found

I have made an attempt at the ROW_NUMBER(), and when exporting the results in a csv it was worked perfectly. The issue I’m having now is in the where clause to bring back records where ROWNUM = 1. I ...
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DB2 Reorg-recommended commands

Is there some full list of commands that can cause table to become reorg-pending? I tried google it for a while, but can't find full list. My exact problem for now - can ADD FOREIGN KEY statement ...
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How to get the next value of sequence?

Could somebody tell what is wrong with obvious query below: db2 => select next value for schema_name.sequence_name; As a result I'm getting: SQL0104N An unexpected token "END-OF-STATEMENT" ...