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Db2 for z/OS

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SQL Error Code -305 & -803 in Program DSNTRIN After DSNTIJRT job run Case TS007245993

Hello Team,We are getting sqlid error code -305 & -803 in program DSNTRIN after submiiting DSNTIJRT job while applying Db2 mainteance.DSNTIJRT job run fine without any issue but in log we can see the errors.SELECT does not have a null-indicato...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Add Two Factor Authentication support for Data Studio

Our z/OS security infrastructure now requires two factor authentication for all z/OS IDs which have elevated privileges. These IDs are required to configure new connections or apply maintenance for bind activities in DS. Are there any plans to add...
over 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Planned for future release

Reorg - SORTDATA NO - write to shadow instead of SYSREC and then the shadow

Reorg - SORTDATA NO - write to shadow instead of SYSREC and then the shadow
7 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Improve performance of EXPLAIN

With early versions of DB2 the performance of EXPLAIN was not relevant. Nowadays, where DBAs do thousands of EXPLAINs, the performance and turnaround is getting critical. I think there is room for better performance and throughput of mass EXPLAINs...
over 4 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 5 Not under consideration

Improve persistent thread concurrency

With the implementation of transactions with persistent threads (like pseudo wait-for-input on IMS) we have been facing some concurrency issues in our site, specially with HPU and batch programs that perform lock escalation. This happens because t...
over 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 5 Not under consideration

DISPLAY DB Command CLAIMERS does not list LOAD utility

Our DBAs have realized that when a load job is running against a tablespace and the load utility is active, the display claimer did not show the jobname that are executing the job. However , the display use does show the job name. ...
over 3 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Is a defect

Prevent package invalidation after ALTER TABLE ROTATE

System: Production management databaseActor: Developers maintaining the databaseDescription: Our customer runs a 24/7 production management OLTP system with IMS V10 and DB2 V9 for z/OS on which its transaction rate gets as high as 10 trans/sec, a...
over 8 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Full Column Match and I1 Access on SQL with Correlated Sub-Queries Containing Column Expressions and Supporting IoE

Some queries with column expressions - DATE(A1.EFCTV_TS) <= DATE('04/05/2020') for example, and an Index on Expression to support the expression are achieving I1 access while others are not. It appears this is because of how the query is curre...
over 1 year ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Not under consideration

QUIESCE utility: Add the functionality described in the REORG drain-spec to the QUIESCE utility

Currently the QUIESCE utility has no capability to mitigate its impact on end user application workloads like the REORG utility does via its drain-spec functionality.
6 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Add more granularity to commands -START PROFILE and -STOP PROFILE

Summary: Enable a new keyword PROFILEID(list-of-profile-IDs) for the -START PROFILE and -STOP PROFILE commands.----Currently, the activation of profiles can be performed by a -START PROFILE command, which in turn activates all profiles that have S...
about 3 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration