According to http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSEPGG_10.5.0/com.ibm.db2.luw.admin.dbobj.doc/doc/r0054951.html?lang=en it should be possible to create stored procedures and views referencing not existing tables if the setting AUTO_REVAL is set to DEFERRED.

On my system however the following commands (creating a view referencing an invalid table) still result in an error:

  • db2 get database configuration | grep REVAL

Auto-Revalidation (AUTO_REVAL) = DEFERRED

  • db2 "create view v1 as select * from not_existing_table"

DB21034E The command was processed as an SQL statement because it was not a valid Command Line Processor command. During SQL processing it returned: SQL0204N "DB2ADMIN.NOT_EXISTING_TABLE" is an undefined name. SQLSTATE=42704

DB2 does not create the view, also not as an invalid object.

Am I missing anything? Are there other options I need to verify? I'm using DB2 LUW 10.5 (fixpack 4).

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I think the DEFERRED setting only affects CREATE OR REPLACE statements. If you want simple CREATEs to behave in this manner, set AUTO_REVAL to DEFERRED_FORCE.

  • Thanks for your reply: I justed tested it and after setting the setting AUTO_REVAL to DEFERRED_FORCE I was able to create my view.
    – Matthias
    Jan 13, 2016 at 12:34

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