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Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS

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DVM Inserts into SQL DateTime2 column

Inserts into Datetime2 datatype column is not supported via DVM. APAR number PH34676 has been opened for this. Opening this AHa icket to track APAR.
9 months ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 1 Needs more information

Allow for the creation of UDTF without the cross memory constraint to Db2

Currently when I attempt to create a UDTF, I must have a Db2 subsystem defined to DVM that is running on the same LPAR and it cannot be a data-sharing Db2 behind a DVIPA. Step one would be to eliminate the need for a Db2 subsystem to be selected i...
9 months ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0 Planned for future release

Utilize IMS Catalog when creating virtual tables

Per IBM direction, we are currently working towards fully populating the IMS catalog. This catalog could be used in a similar manner to the Db2 catalog when creating DVM virtual tables. Instead of providing the DBD, PSB and copybooks when creating...
over 2 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 2 Planned for future release

Refresh all DVM's sharing the same map dataset

In multi-LPAR environments, we will have a single DVM subsystem running across more than one LPAR. When maps are created in DVM, we would want all instances of DVM that are sharing the same map dataset to be refreshed.
over 1 year ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 1

Support for columns with names longer than 30 characters

DVM currently fails when attempting to create virtual tables over source tables with column names longer than 30 characters. DBMS's including Postgres, Oracle and DB2 LUW allow for longer column names.
over 2 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0

Add latest version of the log4j API to the DVM distribution

The log4j that ships with DVM is not the latest version available online (at We need the flexibility of using any log4j jar.
almost 2 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Support retrieval of data from IMS Secondary Index using DVM IMS Direct

We have in-house applications that stores data in an IMS Secondary Index database. The application would like to use DVM to retrieve data from their IMS INDEX DB. Currently in DVM V1.1.0 using IMS-Direct on an IMS Index is not supported. Applicati...
11 months ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 1 Functionality already exists

Allow Logon to JDBC Gateway Console via RACF group instead of shared credentials

Currently the logon to each JGate console is via a single id/pw. These credentials must be shared by the support team which is not a best practice. When team members leave, all passwords must be changed (if that's even possible). If changing the p...
almost 3 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 1

Server Trace profile values should be tied to a specific subsystem

While in the ISPF Server Trace, I can set profile values in order to limit the number of records being viewed. These profiles should be specific to the subsystem that I am currently connected to instead of a global variable that applies to the ISP...
11 months ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 2 Planned for future release

Return sql warning when zero/spaces are returned for invalid values in host files.

DVM allows us to turn on parameters like SQLENGIVZERO and SQLENGDFSHRC to handle situations where the underlying record contains invalid values or is shorter than the table structure. In cases where DVM converts values under the covers, a warning ...