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Add REMARKS column to SYSIBM.SYSDATABASE and COMMENT support for database object

We would like to ask you, to add the REMARKS column in SYSIBM.SYSDATABASE and support for COMMENT statement for databases. There is no possibility currently to store some form of a description for databases in DB2 catalog. In big sites where thous...
10 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Stop package invalidation after ALTER MAXPARTITIONS

These days in an agile world we have to ALTER PBG spaces on-the-fly to raise the MAXPARTITIONS value. Sadly this ALTER, even though it is an immediate ALTER, sets all dependent packages to VALID = 'N' which is, of course, a disaster.
over 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 8 Future consideration

Add SCOPE(GROUP) to the Start/Stop Profile command

In our shop we have many Db2 data sharing members. If we need to stop and then start our profile tables we need to do so in many places. Adding the SCOPE(GROUP) to the both the start and the stop command would reduce the number of places and comma...
3 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

API to write dictionary to log

A number of our common customers run DB2 utilities from third party vendors and IBM replication solutions. They are requesting that our LOAD and REORG utilities write the old dictionary pages to the log for later retrieval by a replication product...
over 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 3 Future consideration

DSN1COPY support for XML data in all cases

DSN1COPY does not currently supports XML table restore on another DB2 subsystem or in the case of a dropped XML tablespace. This lack can be easily bypassed by an UNLOAD / RELOAD in the case of a copy to another DB2 subsystem. But in the event of ...
5 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Removal of an unnecesary system crash due to must-complete or latch holding agent - RC 00F3040A

Today, there is an intentional system crash designed and exploited with an abend code 00F3040A when an agent abending in system is in so called must-complete state or is holding a latch. We have been running a case TS006198341 where our system cra...
10 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Eliminate IN list limitation of 32767.

Our organization has a major customer that has run up against this limitation. They have migrated from DB2 LUW and they did not have this limitation. They have IN lists that exceed 100k at times.
11 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Future consideration

Reduce messages DSNI070I -FAST INDEX TRAVERSAL

The new Db2 v12 feature Fast Index Traversal advice at MSTR every 2 minutes about Memory used and indexes applied. This is quite uncomfortable when studing or trying to find something inside MSTR. Example: during 23 days, one Member of a Db2-Produ...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Planned for future release

Provide capability for SLB Utility to timeout when HSM does not respond to backup request.

Currently the SLB utility sits in a wait state until ackowledgement of the backup request is returned from HSM. During this time a lock SYS_PITR is is held that prevents any DFDSS activity by Db2. This can lead to Db2 thread failures and data inco...
3 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Future consideration

UTS PBG, SINGLETON SELECT and Lock Avoidance.

Hello Db2 for Z/OS Development. Apar PM89016 was created several years ago to implement the lock avoidance for singleton SELECTs with ISO(CS) and CD(YES) when R-scan is used, or the index that is chosen has matching predicates on all columns of th...
over 1 year ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Future consideration