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Populating a generated column that has been added

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Last Modified: 2016-04-11
I had a DB2 table, mytable, with a field named flr that was defined as char(9). A column was added with a alter table mytable add column flr_num generated always as cast(flr as decimal(5,0). After the column was added, I would have expected to see values in the flr_num column but all the values are null. How does that column get populated or is the problem that the column is decimal(5,0) while the source is char(9)?
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