Endless loop when querying table (in SQL Worksheet) via database link to DB2 database

(Doc ID 1480742.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 27, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle SQL Developer - Version 3.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When querying a table via database link to DB2 database, the select is looping endless .
However, if you specify an "order by"-clause, then the query gives the correct output.


1.  Select * from txdaten.fdbtab@db2_test; --  (without "order by" clause)
     Result: The select is looping endless

2. Select * from txdaten.fdbtab@db2_test order by tbcode;  -- (with "order by" clause)
    Result: The output gives the correct number of rows .

Cause

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