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Db2 for z/OS

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DDF Start with TCP/IP should be coordinated between Start Listener and Start DDF

During start of DDF inside DB2, DB2 start the Listener for TCP/IP requests and a small timeframe later the DDF. In this timeframe incoming requests are denied with REASON=00D31032 and follow-on errors. As an bypass we do not start DDF automaticall...
1 day ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Restart Time of DB2 should not be dependent on SCA size

During restart of DB2, the time difference between DSNR003I and DSNR004I is a function of the SCA size. Case TS009645595 was opened and has all the details. But in summary: this large time differenece of 30 seconds (in our case) is a function of t...
1 day ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review


NEW SCALAR function for DB2 SQL – HEX2BIGINT I would like to see IBM provide a specific function for converting a HEX to BIGINT. I think this would be useful for many/most/all users of Db2! Why? The IBM LOAD utility will report that when input dat...
11 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Under review

proactive messages of objects ??% full or 'follow-up objects free space' function inside Db2

Follow up TS and XS limits in Db2 z/OS is not an easy job. The last 6 months, we coped issues with partitioned indexes full. This were partitioned bases 'temporarily session' tables for applications, whereby the not active partition is cleaned up ...
11 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Adding userid and timestamp info in Database exception table (DBET)

When an objects goes to a pending status or STOP status due to unplanned / unexpected activity, it is difficult to identify who /when the object went to that restrictive status.Already the DBET will be storing information when an object goes to ST...
14 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Correct wrong data in IFCID0172 QW0172HQ/QW0172Q1 when package changes occur during waiting/deadlocking

The issue is that 1.- Thread 1 and Thread 2 get locks 2.- Thread 1 changes packages 3.- Thread 1 and 2 deadlock 4.- Thread 1 is chosen as blocker and deadlock processing uses user data from Thread 1's waiter, but the package dependent information ...
28 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Add zSCC support for Db2 V12.1

We're requesting support for Db2 12.1 to record SMF 1154 in order to provide data for IBM zSCC - Security and Compliance Center. Db2 12.1 is nowadays a supported version.
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Under review

DB2 for zOS correlated column behavior

Problem statement - unqualified column name interpreted as correlated reference. As per example below: DELETE FROM SYSADM.T1 WHERE COL3 IN (SELECT COL3 FROM SYSADM.T2)--> DSNT404I SQLCODE = 012, WARNING: THE UNQUALIFIED COLUMN NAME COL3 WAS INT...
29 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Indicate whether the fallback SPE for Db2 13 migration is installed

As a user planning to migrate to Db2 13 I already activated V12R1M510 on my Db2 12 subsystem. However, I also want to make sure that I have the fallback SPE PH37108 installed. Could this information b...
9 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 5 Planned for future release

Provide ROWID addition for PBG to PBR conversion in V13 ALTER statement.

In V13m we get to convert PBG tablespace to PBR by a simple ALTER statement. However, we will be forced to look for a partitioning key by working with application team. In the mean time, in V12 we have a feature called "Hidden ROWID support for pa...
6 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Future consideration