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Db2 for z/OS

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Delete DB2 Old Archive logs without stopping DB2

We have a lot of old logs in our DB2 BSDS that no longer exist. I dont find a documentation that explain how to remove them without stopping DB2 and in the DB2 doc :
2 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Allow join of base temporal table to archive enabled tables

Temporal and archive enabled tables both provide valuable features depending on the use case for the data. We've implemented both types of tables in our Production environment and had initially implemented temporal tables for one of our most criti...
16 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

After PIT Recovery the RTS values are restored

Today some RTS statistics is lost after PIT Recovery. These statistics is necessary for other utilites like REORG, REBUILD or CHECK to calculate e.g. the correct SORTWKxx data set sizes. As we have very large objects, this behaviour lead to the co...
22 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Online change of indexes

We would like to be able to alter indexes as an online change, regardless of whether it is a duplicate index or a unique index (in the latter case it will often be the addition of include columns). We often have changes to indexes in connection wi...
30 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Under review

Improve installation CLIST

I have just suffered over two days of Db2 Install Clist and can heartily recommend no-one use it to do a clean Install. The problems are myriad but the absolute number one is when it dies/crashes/abends all input data, apart from two or three rand...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Remove some of the restrictions related to SQLCODE -20555

There is currently a restriction on the use of archive-enabled tables and temporal tables in one statement: The execution of this statement leads to SQLCODE -20555: SELECT * FROM DB2.LZTB0586 WHERE VNR IN ( SELECT VNR FROM DB2.LZTB0520) SQLERROR O...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Allow to query and stop an object in one go to avoid STOPP

HSM allows to move DB2 page sets by stopping them and copying them and then starting the page sets again. HSM does this by DIS DB(...) SP(...) USE and a subsequent STO DB(...) SP(...). If in the small timing window between the DIS command and the ...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

When DB2 writes a message to the DB2 Log, DB2 could also optionally write the contents of the message to a new IBM Catalog Table SYSIBM.DB2_Messages or a user defined table.

WHY THIS IS A GOOD IDEA Many of our DB2 subsystems and members remain active for several months or more. Searching for a DB2 Message can take a long time in SDSF when analysing and diagnosing problems. Having all of the DB2 Messages in a Table mak...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Change Isolation Level to UR on Read-Only DBs / Tablespaces / Partitions

Databases, Tablespaces, and Partitions can be started in Db2 in read-only (RO) mode. This allows user transactions to access data in these objects only for read (SELECT). Therefore no modification to this data can be made. However, when accessing ...
about 2 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration


If you want do delete multiple columns of a table using "ALTER TABLE tbname DROP COLUMN colname", you currently have to execute many ALTER TABLE statements. The execution time increases exponentially with the number of columns to be deleted. If th...
about 2 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration