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How to remove Duplicate Rows in a nonfragmented IBM Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) Table . Use the SQL in this article to remove duplicate rows from a nonfragmented table. Note: This method does not work on fragmented tables. Rowid's must exist on the table. STEPS Create and run this SQL to remove duplicate rows from a table: SELECT rowid FROM table_name WHERE rowid NOT IN ( SELECT MIN(rowid) FROM table_name GROUP BY column_name ) INTO TEMP temp_name; DELETE FROM table_name WHERE rowid = ( SELECT rowid FROM temp_name WHERE table_name.rowid =... [More]
-1213 A character to numeric conversion process failed. A character value is being converted to numeric form for storage in a numeric column or variable. However, the character string cannot be interpreted as a number. It contains some characters other than white space, digits, a sign, a decimal, or the letter e; or the parts are in the wrong order, so the number cannot be deciphered. Cause Your query is causing Informix to attempt to explicitly or implicitly cast non-numeric data in a character column to a number. Example: You have a table... [More]
The following new IBM Education Assistant modules are now in production: How to configure Information Analyzer 11.3 - DCF #7042463 - This presentation explains how to configure Information Analyzer 11.3. Importing metadata using Greenplum Connector through Information Metadata Asset Manager - DCF #7042465, The objectives of this presentation are to show how to create the necessary ODBC data source and how to import metadata using the new Greenplum... [More]
In a DB2 MSCS setup during fail-over DB2 resource does not fail-over and we see the following error in the cluster log ERR [RES] DB2 Server <DB2-0>: Error 2215575553 bringing resource online. This can happen due to incorrect permissions on the db2nodes.lck file DB2 trace will show the following entry SYSTEM ERROR DB2 UDB oper system services sqloopenp cei Error ZRC = 0x840F0001 = -2079391743 = SQLO_ACCD Func.Called: CreateFile System Errno: 5 Data1 (PD_TYPE_FILE_NAME,41) File... [More]
FMP memory can be configured with the help of the registry variable DB2_FMP_COMM_HEAPSZ and the database manager configuration parameter aslheapsz. The default DB2_FMP_COMM_HEAPSZ is 256 MB on AIX and 20 MB on other OS memory used by each FMP process = 2 * ASLHEAPSZ If the active fenced routines exceed this limit then we see the following message in the db2diag.log MESSAGE : Insufficient memory available for IPC communication with the db2fmp process. Use the... [More]
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By default, 64 bit Windows versions use a 64 bit ODBC Administrator utility. How do I install a 32 bit version of ODBC to work with IBM Informix Dynamic Server, when I am using a 64 bit Windows version? The menu option Administrative Tools->Data Sources (ODBC), is the Windows 7 utility used to maintain ODBC data sources and drivers. The path for this ODBC administrator utility is "%windir%\system32\odbcad32.exe". Although it is referenced as "32" in the path name, it is a 64 bit... [More]
You install IBM Informix Client Software Development Kit (CSDK) 3.70.FC4 or higher on a machine running a Windows operating system. The installation does not include OpenAdmin Tool (OAT). You note that OAT is included when you install the 32-bit Windows CSDK 3.70.TC4 OAT is first bundled with CSDK in 3.70.TC4 fixpaks (32 bit) . This does not include the 64-bit CSDK 3.70.FC4 or higher on Windows You can install the 32-bit OAT on a Windows 64-bit machine. Platforms where OAT is available ... [More]
Puppet is IT automation software that defines and enforces the state of your infrastructure throughout your software development cycle. From provisioning and configuration to orchestration and reporting, from initial code development through production release and updates, Puppet frees sysadmins from writing one-off, fragile scripts and other manual tasks. At the same time, Puppet ensures consistency and dependability across your infrastructure. With Puppet, repetitive tasks are automated away, so sysadmins can quickly deploy business... [More]
In this demo, I have considered the following to demonstrate DB2 connectivity using type 2 Universal JDBC type 2 driver with 32-bit and 64 application: - Downloaded IBM 32-bit JDK for Windows from the web: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/ - Installed DB2 V9.7 FP5 64-bit Client on Windows 7 - DB2 V10.1 FP4 database server on Linux. Used the following sample code: import java.sql.Connection; import java.sql.DriverManager; import java.sql.*; import java.sql.SQLException; public... [More]
Hello, To troubleshoot an issue with complex CLI application, DB2 CLI script with similar functionality can be used. In many cases, customers usually have a complex CLI application that run into issues. To simplify the issue and to quickly gather diagnostics, we often ask customers to try with a simple DB2 CLI script. Here are some Windows based examples: 1. To test the CLI connectivity to the remote database from the DB2 Client where the application... [More]
1. The below command will help us identify which application is consuming the maximum LOG space: db2 "SELECT SUBSTR(AI.PRIMARY_AUTH_ID,1,10) AS AUTHID, SUBSTR(AI.APPL_NAME,1,10) AS APPLNAME, SUBSTR(AI.APPL_STATUS,1,10) AS STATUS, INT(A.UOW_LOG_SPACE_USED) AS LOG_SPACE, A.UOW_START_TIME FROM SYSIBMADM.SNAPAPPL A, SYSIBMADM.SNAPAPPL_INFO AI WHERE A.AGENT_ID = AI.AGENT_ID AND A.UOW_LOG_SPACE_USED > 0 ORDER BY A.UOW_LOG_SPACE_USED DESC" Example: AUTHID APPLNAME STATUS LOG_SPACE... [More]
We have many customers wondering how to fine tune their dynamic SQL queries . The following snapshots can be run based on a particular environment: Single partition: db2 get snapshot for dynamic sql on <dbname> DPF: db2 get snapshot for dynamic sql on <dbname> global Example: Number of executions = 2 Number of compilations = 0 Worst preparation time... [More]
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For every problem, collecting data can aid in problem determination and save time resolving Problem Management Records (PMRs). Collecting this data before calling IBM support will help you understand the problem and save time analyzing the data. Collecting data before opening a PMR helps IBM Support determine if: symptoms match known problems (rediscovery). there is a non-defect problem that can be identified and resolved. there is a defect that identifies with an immediately available fix. there is a defect that identifies a workaround to... [More]
We have seen many customers having problems with the db2iupgrade command. Some are very common and can be resolved in seconds. To save your time, here is the most common problem while upgrading and some tried and tested solutions to overcome it. Problem Description : When you try to upgrade a db2 database using db2iupgrade command sometimes it may fail with following error message : DBI1264E Errors were encountered in running db2iupgrade. Please refer to the installation log file /tmp/db2iupgrade.log.xxxxxxx In the db2iupgrade.log file it... [More]
Linux is an operating system that becomes very popular over the last several years. The growing popularity of Linux influenced business to port their Informix databases on this platform. If you are a Linux user, is your Linux system optimally configured for Informix? In this presentation you will see what needs to consider to run Informix optimally on Linux platform. Please find attached a presentation that provides guidelines for how to install and manage Informix on Linux platform. The Presentation is broken down in to... [More]
Insight 2014 is only 37 days away. While the Smarter Support team gets ready for the event of the year, we connected with the Smarter Support leadership team to get their take on the event and what Smarter Support is all about. The Smarter Support leadership team includes: Al Martin (AM) , Vice President, Information Management Worldwide Client Support Andrew Lee (AL) , Vice President, Business Analytics Customer Support & Success David Churchill (DC) , Director, Global Enterprise Content Management Client Support John Dewey (JD) ,... [More]
You're invited to our September Support Technical Exchange! Topic: IBM PureData for Analytics (Netezza) Connectivity for Information Server DataStage Speaker: Scott Brokaw, Information Server Support Engineer, Team Lead Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT Description: Extend data integration and governance in IBM PureData for Analytics by fully leveraging InfoSphere Information Server. This presentation will provide a connectivity and quick start guide for Netezza Connectivity within Information Server... [More]
We are very happy to announce that we have completed 50 DB2 Nuggets goal - 50 exclusive DB2 Blogs in Information Management support for 2014! Readers - thank you for your interest. We hope that you find our information relevant and helpful. Authors - thank you for your dedication, effort, expertise and help in promoting client self-assist. Here are the names of the authors who have contributed towards the goal. Adam Koile - USA Christopher Rose - USA Gord Owens - Canada John Gera - USA Jun Su Lee - Australia Mary Kassey - USA Matthew Choi -... [More]
Hello, Recently I worked on another interesting case where an ODBC/CLI application using SUBSTRING(..., CODEUNITS32) and LOCATE(..., CODEUNITS32) functions in case when first argument is a parameter and the function is used in WHERE or HAVING clause expression resulted in error: [IBM][CLI Driver][DB2/NT] SQL0245N The invocation of routine "SUBSTRING" is ambiguous. The argument in position "1" does not have a best fit. SQLSTATE=428F5. This error is returned when an invocation of a function is ambiguous. This occurs when there... [More]
In a DB2 HA environment using TSAMP, here is what goes on in the background when certain DB2 commands are run. db2start/db2stop: Running db2stop will lock the Instance resource group where the stop is issued against. Consequently the HADR Database will fall out of peer state and the DB2 engine will request that the HADR resource group gets locked, preventing the resources from being restarted automatically by TSA. Running db2start will unlock the instance resrouce group, once the DB automatically reintegrates, the lock will be removed... [More]
Hi, Ever wondered what the TSAMP control flags stand for in a DB2 HA environment? Here are some of the most common ones: " StartInhibited " - Start of dependent resource is not satisfactory (only displayed if OpState is Offline and DesiredState is Online) " StopInhibited " - Stop of dependent resource is not satisfactory (only displayed if OpState is Online and DesiredState is Offline) " SuspendedPropagated " - A lock request is propagated to this resource " StartInhibitedBecauseSuspended " - Start... [More]
Hello, Recently I worked on an interesting case where a CLI application received " CLI0145E Fetch type out of range. SQLSTATE=S1106 " error and I would like to share with you the steps I did, to troubleshoot the issue. This is a new application which worked in one server and failed in this specific server. Data Collected: I asked customer for CLI trace reproducing the issue and db2Support.zip from the DB2 Client. Collecting CLI trace:... [More]
Basic identification of system problems - This presentation discusses and demonstrates how to identify system level problems the PureData for Analytics Appliance. This includes using the command line interface, viewing diagnostic log data, running the System Health Check utility, and using graphical tools, including the Netezza Administration Tool and the Netezza Performance Portal. Related Techdoc #7042884.
The Database design: Distribution keys and data types IBM Education Assistant video discusses two important components of Database Design with a focus on distribution keys and data types. Related Techdoc #7042882.
There is a new IBM Education Assistant video available titled "How to start and stop a PureData System for Analytics" . This presentation provides details regarding the system environment, default users and passwords, what commands to use to start and stop a PureData System for Analytics and what to monitor during system startup. Related Techdoc #7042881.
It's about that time of year again... time to get ready to head to Vegas for the largest big data conference in the world! This year, there are a few important changes you should know about: Information on Demand is now IBM Insight! The name has changed for a reason: It's no longer just about information; it's what you can do with the information and how you can use data as a competitive advantage. See the conference website . Insight runs from October 26-30, 2014. Your Support team will be there... and... [More]