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Db2 for z/OS

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Enhancement to JSON2BSON UDF

With the increasing adoption of Db2 REST, the use of JSON2BSON UDF also increased. The problem with this UDF is that frequent repetitive calls of this UDF will result in -904 "ROUTINE PARAMETER STORAGE" error. We have gone thru recommendations in ...
4 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

DSNTIAUL should support input LRECL size of > 80 bytes and not ignore input beyond the first 72 bytes

It is sometimes easy to put SQL all on one record as long as the LRECL of that record is very large. It becomes difficult to parse that SQL so it is divided into 72 byte records. Currently, the IBM utilities have input files that can have a LREC...
over 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under 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...
about 3 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration


If an index is compressed, it is documented in DB2 catalog table SYSIBM.SYSINDEXES column called ‘COMPRESS’ Tablespace compression is documented in SYSTABLESPACE and SYSTABLEPART. In both tables with column called ‘COMPRESS’ SYSTABLEPART als...
about 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 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 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Future consideration

Add commit frequency to Modify Recovery utility

If there a numerous rows in SYSCOPY to be modified out the modify job holds locks on SYSCOPY for an extended period of time and can cause timeouts for other processes and utilities that are using SYSCOPY
over 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Provide SQL access to product statistics API's

Provide a way to bring statistics from various products API's into an SQL context. Sample has been shown to selected zBLC customers during the Dublin face-2-face. Requirement has been discussed with Jeff Josten / Chris Crone. Offer has been made t...
over 5 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Dynamically update security exits without having to recycle DB2

We have a situation where customized source code had rebuilt because the original was lost. If we have to make multiple changes to get this to work, we have to recycle DB2 each time which is not practical for a prod environment. Even when insertin...
about 2 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

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 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Native Stored Procedure debugging for SQLPL

Hello! This is RFE(request for Enhancement) to deploy IBM DSM for our environment. My company Ford requires to add "Native Stored Procedure" debugging for SQLPL, which is required as high priority to support out business. the second requir...
almost 3 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Future consideration