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Create online hierarchical DDL command

Currently, we have either the DDL or GEN commands to view the object definition. We would like GEN to be online (currently batch only) or have a new command. The action should produce the data in an online format (temporary dataset) for viewing or copying.


This would be similar to BMC's HDDL command in BMC Catalog Manager. 


This command should provide the object and all dependents. For example, HDDL on a table will give you the table DDL, indexes, comments, foreign keys, etc. 

  • Guest
  • Nov 13 2019
  • Already exists
Why is it useful?
Who would benefit from this IDEA? All users of IBM Db2 Administration Tool
How should it work?
Idea Priority High
Priority Justification GEN command is batch only and very cumbersome when needing to look at many objects at once.
Customer Name Navy Federal Credit Union
Submitting Organization
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  • Guest commented
    12 Feb 09:42pm

    I believe DDL and GEN commands (batch and TSO) do provide what we need at this time. You may close this idea. Thanks.

  • Mgmt Mgmt commented
    11 Feb 11:48pm

    Clarify if customer knows about GEN online solution. Otherwise, consider accepting and add option to do "GEN quick" without panel prompt;

  • Tom Ulveman Jensen commented
    11 Feb 02:21pm

    The GEN command can run GEN online (or batch)

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