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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 for i
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 2, 2020

Optim Test Data Management - LOAD Feature -Db2 for i - Table columns with "Generated Always" constraint

Db2 for I does not support IBM InfoSphere Optim to load into a column with the 'Generated Always' constraint.

Use Case:

System: IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management
Actor: Customer

Use cases for the system:

1. Mask and load data into a Db2 table on iseries where the db2 column constraint is set as "Generated Always"

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Nov 24, 2020

    IBM i must Decline this RFE because it is really a request for the Optim Test Data Management product, which does not have a presence on developerWorks. In order to submit your enhancement request to the correct team, and stay in contact with that team as they assess your idea, please submit enhancement requests for Optim products at this link: Do select the "Optim" product area for feedback."

    Meanwhile, with regard to this requirement for IBM i support of GENERATED ALWAYS columns: As of today there is only a workaround. The customer can alter the table so the column is GENERATED BY DEFAULT, insert or load the data, and then alter the column back to GENERATED ALWAYS.

  • Guest
    Feb 18, 2020

    Loading data with "GENERATED ALWAYS" can be overridden. You can use an SQL statement with OVERRIDING SYSTEM VALUE. But the the IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management product may not support that.