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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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Why doesn't DELETE + REORG free diskspace (DB2)?

In DB2 I have a table containing large binary data. Now i purged the whole table and ran runstats, reorg, runstats, but the amount of disk space taken does not change. What could be wrong here? The ...
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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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How can you tell if a table in DB2 has a Primary Key?

We are using a tool that requires specific tables in our DB2 database to have a Primary Key defined. Is there a way using a select statement on the DB to see if a given table has one? Thanks.
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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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Does DB2 order data by the primary key

I've recently had a discussion with a colleague who was pushing to remove order by clauses from a production query because the order by column was the same as the primary key. After a lengthy ...
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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 grant all privileges on all tables in a schema to a user in IBM DB2?

At first place, I want to export database from IBM DB2 AIX into IBM DB2 windows. Unfortunately, I can't use BACKUP and RESTORE command because of difference OS issue. So I have to resort to db2move ...
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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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Emulate REGEXP like behaviour in DB2 SQL

I posted the same on stackoverflow (please, let me know if I have to delete one). I'm working on a DB2 database and as far as I can see regexp is not supported (without additional libraries). So I ...
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SQL Server Express vs. Oracle Express Edition vs DB2 Express-C [closed]

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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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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How to backup IBM DB2 Database online?

I tried to backup the IBM DB2 (LUW) Database using this command: ./db2 backup database DBEMP to /home/user1/db2bkup But I got this message: SQL1035N The database is currently in use. SQLSTATE=...
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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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DB2 passwords with special characters

Our DB2 authentication is integrated with active directory, so the allowed passwords are controlled by it's policy. We have some users that are not being able to connect to the database through ...
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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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On DB2, who updated a record and what did the record look like before the update?

(SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard, database under full recovery) I have a table with fields id, firstname, lastname. A statement is executed: insert into dbo.sometable (id, firstname, lastname) values (1,...
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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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List DB2 backups

Is there a way to list the DB2 backups? All I can find is db2 list history backup all for <dbname> but I think you need to check through all of those to see if they've since been deleted. This ...
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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 meaning of `(ORDER BY x RANGE BETWEEN n PRECEDING…)` if x is a date?

In another thread: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/37759659/db2-query-to-find-average-sale-for-each-item-1-year-previous the OP wanted a sliding average for the last 365 days. Using ROWS ...
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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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Is there a way to edit the System Database Directory for DB2 to remove a database?

We have a case where we want to try to get rid of a database. The database still exists on disk and when we catalog it, it re-appears in the Database Manager. But when we try to do a DROP on it, it ...
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group a multiple union statement

I have looked all over the site but can't find the solution to my problem. I tried to abstract it as far as possible. The query I have is like this: select sup, a, b, c, d from ( select sup, a, ...
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DB2 will not INSERT into Created Temp Table that I created

I normally use SQL Server but for this project I'm having to learn DB2. If I can get the below code to work I'm set for the whole project. Below is a elementary example of what I cannot get to work. ...
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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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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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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" ...
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How to run DB Admin Tool (GUI) in IBM DB2 Express-C?

I had installed IBM DB2 Express-C in Windows but I can't find any shortcut to launch the Administration Tools (GUI). When installing, I had selected "Administration Tool" option (I had checked twice ...
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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 char(...
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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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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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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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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 developers can't create table in own schema but SQL and Oracle devs can. Justified?

As a developer new to DB2, I was surprised when I discovered that I could not create my own tables in the development database environment. So, I posed a question to the db2 DBA. I don’t want to be ...
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BLOB on DB2 v9 on z/OS

What are cons and pros of using BLOBs on DB2 v9 (or later) on z/OS? Clarification: are there some limits (like influence on reorg, HA)? We would like to store large amount of files: 10 millions in ...
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Measure Performance for INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE commands on DB2

I have a DB2 database with a table for daily transactions, which is cleared to a history table at the end of the day, every day. I insert rows to this table via java-JDBC INSERT commands and they ...
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Selecting rows that might contain null values based on column comparison [closed]

Given a table called table1 whose first few rows look like this: Idkey DateA DateB FieldA FieldB 1 '2011-06' '2011-03' 20 A 1 '2011-05' '2011-03' 20 A 1 '...
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IBM i Access ODBC driver returning only first letter of column names

I'm new to DB2 and am connecting to a DB2 for i (V7R1) database using unixODBC and the IBM i Access ODBC driver for Linux. When I query the database, the results only include the first letter of the ...
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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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How to use a CASE expression in the WHERE clause?

I am using a CASE expression in my WHERE clause like this: SELECT * FROM ASPECT.WR_AM_ADT_SUMM INNER JOIN ASPECT.WR_AM_DLR_DTL ON AS_CNTRY_CD = DD_CNTRY_CD AND AS_DLR_CD = ...
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What specific tests need to be performed under Database migration from DB2 to Oracle?

Currently I am going to be testing (I am a Data Analyst) of a larger migration project where they are planning to migrate from DB2 to Oracle. My question may be little broader; however any ...
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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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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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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 command:...
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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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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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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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Can you control what tags are used in an XML column?

We allow our developers to use XML columns to store data. We want to provide standard names to XML tags. As a DBA, can we prevent the users from adding XML tags that are not predefined?
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DB2 - what happens when SQL archive log file reches its maximum value (S9999999.LOG)

we have DB2 in archive mode. archive log files are created and deleted from the disk. What will happen when archive log file reaches its maximum value for the name (S9999999.LOG) will it start to ...