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Db2 for z/OS

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Enhance Db2 command: DISPLAY .. CLAIMERS

Display … claimers seems to hang.The wait Situation occurs when e.g.An ALTER TABLE ADD COLUMN has to wait for an active statement to commit.
almost 3 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Delivered

Db2 trace data should provide metrics related to secured connections (SSL, AT-TLS)

On our approach to convert all tcp/ip based connections to Db2 for z/OS to secured/protected ones (SSL,AT-TLS), we are missing a way to measure our progress here. The only way to get information about the portion of secured connections is (as fa...
over 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Delivered

Reset and Collect new statistics in one go

We sometimes need to reset the old statistics in regards to access path selection.This is possible by RUNSTATS ... RESET ACCESSPATH. But in some cases the new RUNSTATS run long enough so that DYNAMIC SQL statements can slip into this timegap.Hence...
over 5 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Delivered

Help us deprecate Synonyms

It's been well documented that synonyms are deprecated in DB2 z/OS, and we are trying to eliminate them in our systems before our Db2 V12 upgrade. Unfortunately other than telling people to cut it out, we don't have any way of stopping people fro...
over 3 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Delivered

Add new column in Db2 catalog table

when IBM is planning to add a "LASTUSED" column on the DB2 for z/OS sysibm.systables table.
over 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Delivered

DB2 Migration z/OSMF Workflow Usability / Flexibility

The current z/OSMF workflows delivered with DB2 z/OS version 11 and 12 contain the basic installation process as defined in the manual. Most customers add, delete, reorder or customize steps when they execute a DB2 migration. In order to make th...
over 4 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Delivered

Support OR REPLACE option in Native SQL Procs

We would like the 'OR REPLACE' syntax that is available on the LUW Create Procedure statement for native SQL Procedures to be supported on DB2 for z/OS.
about 7 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Delivered

Utility Flashcopy Templates verification in UTILINIT phase.

Running a reorg tablespace with a FlashCopy image copy instead of a classic image copy can lead to a successful reorg but a COPY Pending status if the FCCOPYDDN parm is pointing to a missing SYSTEMPL template although the System Action for the DSN...
about 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Delivered

Change IRLM hashing algorithm to offer a better and more efficient distribution of P-locks across LTEs

As per PMR 76883,999,866/TS002531202, when increasing DSMAX and PCLOSET/N parms to reduce TCB DBM1 CPU time owing to less open/close operations, we noticed a significant increase in IRLM CPU time, strongly correlated with higher number of currentl...
over 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Delivered

Secure Db2 audit trace activation without possibility to stop or modify for Db2 admins

Because of supervisory regulation we need some Db2 audit traces, which are running the whole Db2 runtime at anytime and which cannot be stopped or modified by any Db2 admin IDs (like Install SYSADM, SYSADM, SECADM...).
about 3 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Delivered