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Db2 for z/OS

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Enable customers running 24/7 to create unique indexes

Our Internet and Mobile applications are used 24/7 and we do not have any batch windows nor any maintenance windows. When creating new indexes on existing tables the a CREATE INDEX operation generates an unwanted outage when created with DEFER NO....
about 6 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Future consideration

Expand error message -532 and and output parent table name and child table name

Table1 has 4 level foreign key Table1 to Table2 --> FK_01 Table2 to Table3 -->FK_01, FK_02 Table3 to Table4-->FK_01, FK_02 Table4 to Table5 --> FK_01 If I delete row in Table1, I get the message: DSNT408I SQLCODE = -532, ERROR: THE REL...
about 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 5 Future consideration

Db2 Unload from a Cursor

Enhance the Db2 UNLOAD utility to perform an unload from a declared cursor
over 4 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

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, an...
almost 10 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

new accounting trace field to indicate if distributed connection was secure or not

We have recently enabled the SECPORT in all our Db2 subsystem. And now it is possible for a distributed client to use the SECPORT (instead of TCPPORT) and establish a secure SSL/TLS connection to the Db2. Great. Ideally, I would like to shut down ...
about 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 3 Functionality already exists

Request for RUNSTATS SHRLEVEL REFERENCE with SAMPLE to update RTS TOTALROWS

Recovery to PIT or to current, and non-standard recovery methods such as DSN1COPY or DF/SMS dataset DUMP/RESTORE from flashcopy backups can leave TOTALROWS set to 0, NULL or invalid values. Trying to run something like a REBUILD index relies on TO...
almost 3 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

RUNSTATS with exception consideration

All DB2 customers use RUNSTATS. The RUNSTATS results are used by the DB2 optimizer to determine optimal access plans. In 99.999 percent of all cases this is not a problem. However, there are some objects (tablespaces / indices) for which a RUNSTAT...
over 1 year ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Not under consideration

Preventing manual Stop/Start of a workfile after space issue

We had a space allocation failure in DSNDB07. After the storage failure has been relieved one of our batch job was crashing with reason 00D70011 as the DSNDB07 extend was flagged by DB2 WACTPUNAV bit as not usable. We finally had to manually Stop/...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Planned for future release

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 5 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 5 Not under consideration

RLF DSNRLMTxx table field RLFIP allow subnet wildcard

we have a need to restrict threads with RLF by specifying userid and source IP with a subnet wild card. the source ips change with each "logon". In order to restrict all possible ips under a given subnet, we would need to enter 255 X 255 ips. allo...
over 1 year ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration