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Db2 for z/OS

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Support DB2 LUW Specific Functions that are Missing in DB2 z/OS

State of California Office of Systems Integration (OSI) uses Db2 LUW in AIX environment, to support Child Welfare Reporting Caseworkers. We are working on a proof of concept to demonstrate transitioning of reporting workloads from Db2 LUW to IDAA ...
over 3 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

I would like to force the use of the "DEFER" option on the creation of an index (using Zparm to make it optional).

We have DBAs that at times (accidently) run a "CREATE INDEX" and fail to include the "DEFER" option. This is rather easy to do because the reverse engineering tools fail to create syntax with the "DEFER" option. The creation of indexes can be very...
almost 4 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Db2 To Provide A Way To Override Certain Implicit Table Space Parameters Default Values

TSYS has QMF applications running in 6 UAT and Production Db2 environments. There are approximately 2,600+ client users running QMF queries and procs for their applications in those Db2 environments. Many of the users are creating temporary tables...
almost 4 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Dynamic Plan Stability - Option to restabilize an invalidated query missing

We've got several SQL queries stabilized with dynamic plan stability. Reason is to prevent them from getting a bad accesspath. After operations like "ALTER TABLE ... ROTATE PARTITION..." the query is flagged to valid N in SYSIBM.SYSDYNQRY. Than we...
over 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Provide functionality to free inactive copies of native REST service packages

Native REST services in Db2 system have packages. There can also exist inactive copies (original and previous copies - COPYID 1 and 2) of these REST service packages - coming out of PLANMGMT. Problem: Current FREE SERVICE command implementation (c...
10 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 3 Future consideration

DSM Explain profile

Hello, Our idea is to use DSM so that users, authenticated in DSM with administrator profile, can do EXPLAIN without the need to have DB2 z/OS operation user credentials, as in the case of Data Collection Credentials. We have a generic user crea...
over 3 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Future consideration

Drop STP SQL with dependency of other STP SQL type NATIVE

We have a general purpose StoredProcedure (STPX1) that is called by other native StoredProcedures (STPA1, STPA2, STPA3, etc) that have CALL statements to STPX1, If I need DROP the STP STPX1 (for recreate later) I receive the error -478 for depende...
about 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Invalid maximum timestamp value availble in DB2

Currently there is documented maximum timestamp value available in DB2 as '9999-12-31-'. However, using this value can lead to various problems which are recognized by DB2 development already as during introduction of temporal table...
over 3 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Future consideration

FL LEVEL support

In Db2 12 the Functional Level is currently *not* externalized in various places where it most definitely should be. Notably the PLAN_TABLE, IFCID 316 and IFCID 401. If you are attempting tuning you *must* know under which FL level the SQL in ques...
about 5 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Alters to objects that require reorg to material should be put into advisory reorg, such as PCTFREE

If an alter is done to a TS to PCTFREE and a REORG is not run, then the catalog is updated but the change is not materialized. This results in the DBA thinking it was done, but it really wasn;t.
about 3 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration