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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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 ...
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Install db2 express c on Mac OSX

I have posted the question yesterday, then I was able to figure it out by myself. As I haven't found any complete guide, I'm writing down the steps just in case. So the question is: "How do I ...
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db2 express c mac osx

I'm experiencing some troubles with the execution of DB2 express c on Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard. I have installed the db system, creating two users, db2 and db2-user. The latter is the instance ...
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Should indexes automatically be placed into their own bufferpool?

We work with DB2 LUW (specifically we are currently on 9.7 FP4) running on AIX. Per best practices from IBM, they recommend that when you build a table, you place the data, the indexes, and LOBs/LONG ...
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Replicate DB2 table to SQL Server 2008

I need to replicate data from a DB2 database into a SQL Server Database (along the lines of about 80 tables). I can create an SSIS package, to just flat copy the data from one to another pretty easy, ...
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Table orders regarding Nested loop join in DB2

First I would like to cite the existing post Table order in Join Query so the author is saying that the table order really doesn't make things(result, access plan)different. I have doubt on this ...
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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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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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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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Can I optimize for the zIIP processor?

Is it possible to change SQL in a z/OS mainframe COBOL application so that it becomes eligible to be directed to the IBM System z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP)?
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eliminate extra spaces in VARCHAR columns

In a table, I have an ID column defined as BIGINT(8) and one VOUCHER column that is VARCHAR(100). No matter the actual length of the value in that field, the SQL always returns a full length value, ...
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DB2 equivalent to T-SQL's REPLICATE?

In T-SQL there is a method, REPLICATE(char,N), which will make a string with N values of a certain character. This is very helpful when querying into JDE. Does anyone know if there is a DB2 ...
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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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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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Stored Procedures Best Practices: Fenced or Unfenced?

I believe I understand the reasons behind fenced and unfenced stored procedures. Fenced run "outside" of the database (in our case DB2) so as to prevent possible corruption of the database engine ...
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What is the purpose of having a table NOT LOGGED INITIALLY

I came across this recently. When defining a table in DB2 LUW (at least 9.5 or higher), you can define it as NOT LOGGED INITIALLY. Example from the book I read: CREATE TABLE products ( productID ...
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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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Preloading a Java library in DB2, similar to ORACLE's loadjava

Edit to add details to clarify, based on Chris' comment: A Java stored procedure depends on external libraries. Locally it compiles successfully, since they are added to the classpath. But when ...
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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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Important distinctions between DBMSs [closed]

DBA is a career I'm strongly considering after school, but my limited experience mostly involves some PL/SQL Oracle web programming, some basic PHP/MySQL web pages, and some queries in SQL Server. ...
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Analyzing TCB Index Status for DB2

The Following is the TCB index that I could get using a command for my DB2 database. I don't know how to analyze it. Which columns are important? What do they mean? TCB Index Stats: Address ...
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What exactly is binding in DB2?

I recently crossed over from being a Java developer to an actual DBA in our company. I am learning the ropes, so to speak, about being a DBA (which is actually somewhat of a new position for our ...
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Cannot connect to DB2 database after restoring an offline backup

This is for DB2 9.7 Enterprise Server Edition on AIX. I had a full, offline backup taken of several databases within our instance in a performance environment. I wanted to restore these databases to ...
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DB2 Express-C on Mac OS X

I have followed all the steps described on the Getting Started with DB2 Express v9.7 e-book and installed DB2 Express-C on my Mac. The installation succeeded without a problem. I did setup OS X ...
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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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How do I resolve this data source connection issue with Cognos?

We have (fairly recently) installed IBM's Cognos 10 as our business intelligence reporting tool. Most of the databases that we report over are DB2 9.7 LUW Enterprise Edition. We installed the DB2 ...
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Why do I get leading zeros when converting from decimal to char in a db2 query?

I have a column named length defined as: TYPE_NAME: DECIMAL DATA_TYPE: 3 COLUMN_SIZE: 9 BUFFER_LENGTH: 11 DECIMAL_DIGITS: 5 NUM_PREC_RADIX: 10 When I run the following select: select ...
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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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Are there any guidelines for the “IBM Premier Level Business Partner”? [closed]

Our company currently subcontracts a DB2 project to a company which have "IBM Premier Level Business Partner". I was just wondering, are there any guideline about what they should provide (say, SQAP, ...
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What are the available options to backup DB2 Express-C?

I want to use DB2 Express-C edition with my application. I have never used DB2 but now want to use the Express Edition in a production environment to learn more about it. I want to know what are the ...
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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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In DB2, how can I disable NLJOIN?

I want to indicate to the optimizer, via SET or optimization profiles, that NLJOIN shouldn't be used at all when optimizing a query. I've been looking for this for a while without any success. I ...
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can i backup multiple db2 databases at the same time?

in db2 9.5 LUW i have one db instance to which i just added a second database. we don't have TSM or multiple partitions which is what all the documentation seems to be about when i search the web for ...
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How to UPDATE just one record in DB2?

In DB2, I need to do a SELECT FROM UPDATE, to put an update + select in a single transaction. But I need to make sure to update only one record per transaction. Familiar with the LIMIT clause from ...
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DB2 equivalent for MySQL's DROP .. IF EXISTS

Is there an equivalent in DB2 for MySQL's (or PostgreSQL's): DROP TABLE IF EXISTS sometable;
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Term for a one-row table?

Is there a specific term to describe a relation with a cardinality of one? I'm thinking particularly of RDBMS "special" one-row tables, for example, DUAL (Oracle), SYSIBM.SYSDUMMY1 (DB2, Derby) and ...
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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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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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altering a db2 table with huge amount of data

I have a table in DB2 which is having 99 columns and 900,000 records of data. I want to alter the table with one extra column as below: ALTER TABLE MYSCHEMA.PRODUCT ADD UPDATE_DT DATE However, the ...
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Will I need more system resources to run DB2 instead of MySQL?

I need to convert my web application from MySQL to run on DB2. I need to know in advance whether I will need a high spec server to ensure the web application performs at the same speed as it does now ...
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Single versus Multiple databases

I am working on a hospital management system using DB2 with pureXML. Is better to use a single database for all the data (patient, doctor details, appointments, history, medicines, etc) or to use ...
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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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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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How do I grant all privileges to local db2admin with DB2 9.7 on Windows?

I have as my developer station a laptop with OS Windows XP Professional Edition, Service Pack 3. I have downloaded and installed IBM DB2 UDB 9.7 fix pack 4, of the Express-C edition. I have a local ...
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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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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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Is DB2 more reliable and stable compared to PostgreSQL or MySQL?

Always i was using MySQL or PostgreSQL for my projects such as Web/Desktop apps. I had data loss few times and thanks to old backup i was always up and running. But for a recent project for Airport, ...
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DB2: Error when using NOT EXISTS with SYSIBM.DUAL in a batch query

I have data in a java object as data1, data2. data1 and data2 together forms a composite key in myTable where I want to insert the object. The writing is happening as a batch. Like 10 insert ...