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Db2 for z/OS

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Standardize and allow LISTDEF PARTEVEL syntax for MODIFY STATISTICS utility

Currently MODIFY STATISTICS utility does not support LISTDEF with PARTLEVEL and throws an error like in example: LISTDEF DB2RK INCLUDE TABLESPACE DS0HUZX.S0HU37P PARTLEVEL(20) TEMPLATE COPYIC DSN(&SS..ICR.&DB..&TS..P&PA..&UQ.) ...
over 1 year ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration


Currently when DRAIN fails during REORG, a DISPLAY CLAIMERS is issued. The draw back is there is no "age" information, so user does not know which thread is the blocker, because the claimer could also be waiter.
almost 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 3 Future consideration

IFCID 316 401 ZiiP Usage Statistics

Currently the IFCIDs 316 and 401 contains great data for monitoring and tuning SQLs. It would be excellent if these IFCIDs could be extended to include a separate set of ZiiP counters. IFCID 25 does this for Utilities at the moment.
over 4 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Dictionary last build date

MR0622114827 GGDB211003
over 9 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Not under consideration

Profile Table Enhancement for local applications

Profile Tables today support only remote connections and no support for local/batch applications. When PT is used to set certain registers, it only works for remote applications and local apps needs to be changed to add certain SET commands.
over 1 year ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Altering the default value of a global variable

Global Variables: A global variable can be created with a default value. Each session that uses it will then instantiate a version of that global variable, with the default value and any change in the value is limited in scope to its unit-of-work....
almost 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Allow RUNSTATS SHRLEVEL CHANGE to operate as the name says

This RFE is a result of the PMRs (31614,112,848) we have opened where the root cause was identified as invalid values in RTS tables. Current design allows to re-initialize certain fields in RTS (eg. TOTALROWS) only by executing RUNSTATS SHRLEVEL R...
over 3 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Not under consideration

Log offload task needs to be manually cancelled restarted after outage to tape

We are seeing situations when tape processing is down and a DB2 request to offload logs to tape is initiated using dynamic allocation, that offload task will hang and never be satisfied until the offload task is cancelled and re-driven manually. T...
about 6 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 4 Not under consideration

Allow 3 different options for statement concentration.

We would like 3 options for statement concentration. It is importantthat all three options are available. 1. No concentration. (already exists) 2. Concentrate queries that have no parameter markers (Current DB2 concentration) 3. Concentrate querie...
over 8 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

support list partitioning - Range-Partitioning allows only to define the upper limit for a partitioned Tablespace.

Full Support for LIST-Partitioning required! With classical Partitioning or UTS Partion-by-Range you can only define the upper limits (key-Ranges) for a partitioned Tablespace. The lower partition-range ist defined by the highest value of the next...
over 9 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration