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Add the feature to map bigint type to the derived expression (Source: IBMi, Target: CDC Kafka)

We have a column in a table defined as BIGINT. We are adding the replication of it. As part of requirement, the old value of the column is also needed.  Would be easier to do via %BEFORE(column_name). But this throws a message "RA MSG 2013 Derived expression contains a reference to a BIGINT column. Help - Description..: Datatype BIGINT is currently not supported in derived expression feature. SHIP_00001 cannot be supported in derived expression"

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  • Jan 17 2020
  • Will not implement
Who would benefit from this IDEA? Will help to get the old (before) value for the bignit column along with the current value in the Kafka topic.
How should it work?

Use the derived expression as:


Idea Priority Medium
Priority Justification Will help in our use case of gettting old value using %BEFORE.
Customer Name Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
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