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Db2 for z/OS

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Enhanced Instrumentation for workfiles

A possibility through IFI and/or a new command -DIS WORKFILES to get an “asis” use list of all work pools (Sort , DGTT, Work etc.) This data is crucial for tuning the number, size and type of the work spaces that we all have. The output should be ...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Set Special Registers with profile tables for local applications

It would be nice to set the current explain mode (special register) with the help of profile tables (dsn_profile_table & dsn_profile_attributes) for local applications. In our case it's CICS. At the moment it's only possible for remote applica...
8 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Externalize non-DSC SQL in IFCID 316

An old request that got rejected but is for me, and at least 52 other voters, important was the IFI 316 for non-DSC eligible Dynamic SQLs. The business case here has two major reasons: First and most important these days – Audit. Any Dynamic SQL m...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

include num of Rows discarded in a REORG DISCARD utility execution

It can/will be VERY useful to Db2 zOS users if the Object level utilities history will record the number of rows discarded in a REORG DISCARD utility execution. As documented I understand that the object level information will be available in v13 ...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Under review

Redirected Recovery - make REPAIR CATALOG a part of the Redirected Recovery processing

the REPAIR CATALOG on target tablespaces is a must complete step before the data is accessed or indexes rebuilt on the data. If we always need to do this then can this step be included, maybe as a REPAIR CATALOG phase, to the redirected recovery p...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Help for complex utilities

For complex utilities (I primarily mean REORG here but copy and runstats are getting there!) an addition to the OPTIONS with a new keyword SHOW or EXPLAIN or HELP. This would change the utility to be PREVIEW in all cases! And it will just output t...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Db2 profiles - Enable monitoring and enforcement of AUTHIDs

Db2 v13 offers new feature of Db2 profiles to support monitoring and enforcement of TLS secure connections. Please add ability to do this at AUTHID level. Some apps and users have converted and we could put in a profile to ensure only secure conne...
3 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Planned for future release

Add schema to ifcid 62

Hi! I use IFCID 62 to track DDL usage and I have always found it a little bit annoying that the SCHEMA name is not part of the IFCID062 ouput. You get everything else but not the schema... this makes it difficult to impossible to see exactly what ...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

RID problem instrumentation improvement

The IFI 2 & 3 fields QISTRLLM and QISTRPLM and the RID fields in the 316 and 401 are all basically “useless” these days to actually detect a RID related limit problem. I know that the QXRFMIAP is available in the IFI 2 & 3 but it is needed...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Reference to the BSDS for example the full image copies of the CATALOG and DIRECTORY DB2 tablespaces which are not in SYSCOPY

There are several (4 in DB2 v12) catalog and directory tablespaces for which the full image copies are not referenced in the SYSCOPY.Thus, during a DB2 cat/dir recovery (recovery exercise or other...) these FICs are searched directly in the DB2 lo...
2 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review