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Oracle® Database Provider for DRDA

Readme

12c Release 1 (12.1) for Linux x86-64

E48684-03

August 2013

Purpose of this Readme

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:

Section 1, "Readme for Oracle Database Provider for DRDA 12c Release 1"

Section 2, "Open Bugs"

Section 3, "Documentation Accessibility"

1 Readme for Oracle Database Provider for DRDA 12c Release 1

This section of the Readme contains the following sub-sections:

1.1 Compatibility with Prior Oracle Database Releases

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.

1.2 Not Available or Restricted Features

The following sections discuss components that are not available or are restricted in this release of Oracle Database Provider for DRDA 12c.

1.2.1 SSL Encryption

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.

1.2.2 IBM Data Server ODBC/JDBC Drivers

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.

2 Open Bugs

This section lists known bugs for this release.

Bug 14216880: DRDAAS: ADD SUPPORT FOR SSL

SSL encryption not implemented in this release.

Workaround  Use native DRDA/DB2 encryption features.

Bug 16889157: SYSIBM.SQLPROCEDURECOLS NOT IMPLEMENTED

The procedure SYSIBM.SQLPROCEDURECOLS is not implemented. Some client implementations may need this for procedural lookup.

Workaround None.

Bug 14484383: DRDAAS: CANNOT ACCESS DRDAAS FROM STRSQL COMMAND ON I5 MACHINE

Customers using IBM i5 systems running STRSQL are unable to successfully connect to Oracle Database Provider for DRDA due to lack of packages.

Workaround None.

Bug 14484074: DRDAAS: SWISSQL TRANSLATIONS ARE FAULTY IN SOME CASES

Third party SQL translator (SwisSQL) generates incorrect translations.

Workaround None. Contact Oracle Support for latest status.

Bug 14480892: DRDAAS: JAVA EXCEPTION IN SWISSQL TRANSLATOR

Third party SQL translator (SwisSQL) throws a Java exception during translation of certain forms of SQL.

Workaround: None. Contact Oracle Support for latest status.

Bug 17334972: SELECT * FROM SYSIBM.SYSTABLES WITHOUT WHERE CLAUSE SOMETIMES SLOW

The view 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.

Bug 17335928: SQL0204 INSTEAD OF SQL0440 FOR PROCEDURE WITH DIFFERENT SIGNATURE

Lookup of an existing SQL procedure name, but containing a different number of call arguments, returns a SQLCODE -204 instead of -440.

Workaround Use correct number of arguments when calling the procedure.

Bug 17368903: UNABLE TO LOGON VIA DRDA AS

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.

Workaround Use a password with 8 significant characters.

3 Documentation Accessibility

For information about Oracle's commitment to accessibility, visit the Oracle Accessibility Program website at http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=docacc.

Access to Oracle Support

Oracle customers have access to electronic support through My Oracle Support. For information, visit http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=info or visit http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=trs if you are hearing impaired.


Oracle® Database Provider for DRDA, 12c Release 1 (12.1)

E48684-03

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