12c Release 1 (12.1) for Linux x86-64
This Readme file is relevant only to the delivered Oracle Database Provider for DRDA 12c Release 1 (12.1) product.
This Readme documents differences between the server and its documented functionality, as well as known problems and workarounds.
This release is only available on the Linux x86-64 (64-bit) platform.
The major sections of this Readme file are:
This section of the Readme contains the following sub-sections:
This release of Oracle Database Provider for DRDA is compatible with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and later. However, SQL Translation is not supported with releases prior to 12c Release 1.
The following sections discuss components that are not available or are restricted in this release of Oracle Database Provider for DRDA 12c.
SSL encryption is not supported in this release (Bug 14216880). SSL support is planned for a future release. Customers should use native DRDA/DB2 encryption as a workaround.
Oracle Database Provider for DRDA has limited support for the IBM Data Server ODBC and JDBC Drivers. Basic ODBC and JDBC functionality is supported. IBM-specific extensions to these drivers that provide non-standard functionality, are not supported.
This section lists known bugs for this release.
SSL encryption not implemented in this release.
SYSIBM.SQLPROCEDURECOLS is not implemented. Some client implementations may need this for procedural lookup.
Customers using IBM i5 systems running STRSQL are unable to successfully connect to Oracle Database Provider for DRDA due to lack of packages.
Third party SQL translator (SwisSQL) generates incorrect translations.
Third party SQL translator (SwisSQL) throws a Java exception during translation of certain forms of SQL.
Workaround: None. Contact Oracle Support for latest status.
SYSIBM.SYSTABLES has been identified as having performance issues.
Workaround Specify a
WHERE clause to limit the query. An example is to specify a specific owner (using the
CREATOR column) or table name (using the
NAME column). Contact Oracle Support for latest status.
Lookup of an existing SQL procedure name, but containing a different number of call arguments, returns a SQLCODE
-204 instead of
When password encryption is enabled and sent through DRDA, DB2 for z/OS may blank-pad passwords that are less than 8 significant characters in length. This may cause a logon failure
ORA-01017, even though the password entered into the DB2 Communications Database or as supplied to a client application, appears to be correct.
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