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DB2 - Problem description

Problem IT39109 Status: Closed

BCD DECIMAL USING 0XF FOR SIGN NIBBLE MIGHT GET CONVERTED TO NEGATIVE
VALUE

product:
DB2 FOR LUW / DB2FORLUW / B50 - DB2
Problem description:
Data received over CLI that use 0xF as sign nibble in BCD format
get interpreted as negative value, while 0xF indicates a
positive BCD value.

DB2 VSE is using this old data format.
Problem Summary:
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* USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
* DECIMAL data ingest as BCD using 0xF in sign nibble.         *
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* PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
* See Error Description                                        *
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* RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
* Upgrade to Db2 v11.5.7.0.                                    *
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Local Fix:
Avoid using 0xF for sign when ingesting DECIMAL data into Db2.
Solution
Workaround
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* USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
* DECIMAL data ingest as BCD using 0xF in sign nibble.         *
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* PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
* See Error Description                                        *
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* RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
* Upgrade to Db2 v11.5.7.0.                                    *
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Comment
Fix included in Db2 v11.5.7.0.
Timestamps
Date  - problem reported    :
Date  - problem closed      :
Date  - last modified       :
17.11.2021
25.11.2021
09.12.2021
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