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Support DECFLOAT in federated data type mapping between Db2 and Db2 for z/OS

Add support for the DECFLOAT data type allowing NICKNAME creation against a Db2 for z/OS table with a DECFLOAT column. Without this support, the CREATE NICKNAME fails and a workaround is required to map the data.

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  • Sep 10 2020
  • Future consideration
Who would benefit from this IDEA? Customers benefit by ensuring IBM database products work well together. IBM benefits by not leaving gaping holes in product functionality for data types added over 10 years ago.
How should it work?

It should work just like it does between Db2 and Db2; functionality should be transparent.

Work-around requires mapping to a different data type on the z/OS side (in a view), and then creating the NICKNAME against the view. This can result is loss of fidelity, depending on application requirements.

Idea Priority Low
Priority Justification Low because there is a cumbersome work-around and column type isn't often used.
Client Name Southern California United Food & Commercial Workers Unions and Food Employers Joint Benefit Funds Administration, LLC
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