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Db2 for z/OS

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Support SORTWK with EAV

We run a REORG on a tablepace (~5TB) with 3 IXs and need ~17TB sort space. One of the IX (an NPI) needs ~15TB. We had a pool with 30TB, but this does not help/count. Reason: As the allocation of the SORTWKs by DB2 is limited to 10TB (255 * the lim...
6 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

In a UTS world shouldn't DSNUCH01 include DSNUM as 3rd column for this SYSCOPY's index?

In a UTS world shouldn't DSNUCH01 include DSNUM as 3rd column for the SYSCOPY's index?, since DB2 v12 all tablespaces should be defined as Universal Table Space, PBR or PBG. Segmented and Simple tablespaces are deprecated.
about 2 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

UTILITY wait for other Utility

Consider a Utility A executing on an Db2-object (example LOAD) and another incompatible Utility B trying to acquire drain on the same Db2-object (example QUIESCE). Db2 immediately rejects this Utility B, without waiting. We suggest a new Utility o...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

EXPLAIN(ONLY) should create no locks

We did an rebind packages with EXPLAIN(ONLY) with an owner change and got into problems because rebind phase-in was not used. So there were a lot of locks which caused timeouts. The owner change for EXPLAIN(ONLY) is needed for a vendor tool. We th...
24 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Improvement in Db2 LOAD UTILITY processes associate with data replication via Qrep

-Need: Meet the growing demand for data replication from Banco do Brasil -Scenario: Banco do Brasil is a large user of data replication using Qrep (IIDR) + DB2 v13 for zOS, there are thousands of tables replicated from production environments for ...
2 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Under review

Db2 native and RACF security consistency requirement

This is especially important for shops like ours where for years DB2 native security and migrate to RACF security to be complaint with security audit and policies, and also new mainframe applications standards. There is multiple areas where curren...
3 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Under review

Allow alter column to drop NOT NULL constraint

Currently the only way to remove the NOT NULL constraint from a column is to unload the table, drop-recreate table (or drop-add column) and reload table. Such a small change needs so much effort, and causes unnecessary outage and service disruptio...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

DSNJ114I should indicate the failed copy

We had an issue (see TS154521528) where we lost all archives due to an issue with the copy2 copies on tape but instead it was the copy1 that was indicated as failed due to a storage abend but without any external message.
17 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Future consideration

Way to tell if a Db2 view is not being used any longer

We are looking for a solution to tell if a Db2 view is still used or not.A request came to our team to rename a column in several tables. One of the tables have multiple view on it, and one of the view includes the column to be renamed. We cannot ...
3 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Under review
118 VOTE

Resolve a restriction that CACHE DYN STABILITY function can not use with CONCENTRATE WITH LITERALS option.

Customer environment Db2 V12 <- DRDA -> Db2connect/JDBC(IBM Data Server Driver for JDBC and SQLJ type 2) Server side.(JDBC Type2 is used) Windows server: - WebSphere BASE 9.0.0 (Windows2016) - Db2client / IBM Data Server Runtime Client V11.1...
almost 3 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 3 Future consideration