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Provide a documented and supported procedure to generate ddl (db2look as SP - like db2lk_generate_ddl)

db2lk_generate_ddl is a stored procedure that provides functionality to generate DDL via SQL (similar to db2look which is a tool as db2llok cannot be executed througha SQL client tool. This function already exists but is not documented and I am not sure if it is supported yet.

This functionality would ease Db2 handling be not forcing the user to swtich to a command line which is not available in every environment for all users who could benefit from that function.

Easy working with Db2 as developers are used to such functions from other database vendors.

  • Michael Tiefenbacher
  • May 6 2019
  • Needs review
Why is it useful?
Who would benefit from this IDEA? Db2 users, developers, administrators
How should it work?

1) document and support the existent db2lk_generate_ddl or provide a simple stored procedure to generate ddl

Idea Priority High
Priority Justification Important functionality - already developed - easy to do
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  • Paul Vernon commented
    12 Jul, 2019 01:32pm

    Even better would be a (set of) SYSCAT catalog view that held the current DDL for each obeject type, and a SP or two that could output all your DDL in dependency order...

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