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Db2 for z/OS

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Set Special Registers with profile tables for local applications

It would be nice to set the current explain mode (special register) with the help of profile tables (dsn_profile_table & dsn_profile_attributes) for local applications. In our case it's CICS. At the moment it's only possible for remote applica...
5 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

REPORT RECOVERY - new syntax requested to externalise just the image copy and log datasets

REPORT RECOVERY provides the CURRENT and SUMMARY keywords but even for these options the job output is either very verbose (Unit of Recovery, SYSCOPY entries, Archive log datasets, volume numbers for the LOG datasets etc) or too little (just the v...
14 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Under review

High CPU utilisation in CF structure xxxx_SCA

We have noticed that the structure DB2P_SCA in production the reason for high CPU consumption in the Coupling Facility is. Our reporting proofs this behaviour. We opened a case and did a deeper dive with IBM’s experts into. At the end we can say t...
18 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Add schema to ifcid 62

Hi! I use IFCID 62 to track DDL usage and I have always found it a little bit annoying that the SCHEMA name is not part of the IFCID062 ouput. You get everything else but not the schema... this makes it difficult to impossible to see exactly what ...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Register all dependencies in SYSPACKDEP

Today SYSPACKDEP records the dependencies of packages - but not dependencies related to RI. That means that a user or a tool needs to run additional queries to understand all dependencies to e.g. answer the question: which packages do I need to RE...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Under review

Allow Load To Do Inline Image Copies Of LOB & XML Tablespaces

We have users running the Load utility and we require them to make inline image copies during the Load. We grant these users the LOAD database privilege so they can do loads with inline image copies. We don't grant these users the IMAGCOPY d...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Externalize non-DSC SQL in IFCID 316

An old request that got rejected but is for me, and at least 52 other voters, important was the IFI 316 for non-DSC eligible Dynamic SQLs. The business case here has two major reasons: First and most important these days – Audit. Any Dynamic SQL m...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

RID problem instrumentation improvement

The IFI 2 & 3 fields QISTRLLM and QISTRPLM and the RID fields in the 316 and 401 are all basically “useless” these days to actually detect a RID related limit problem. I know that the QXRFMIAP is available in the IFI 2 & 3 but it is needed...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Help for complex utilities

For complex utilities (I primarily mean REORG here but copy and runstats are getting there!) an addition to the OPTIONS with a new keyword SHOW or EXPLAIN or HELP. This would change the utility to be PREVIEW in all cases! And it will just output t...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Enhanced Instrumentation for workfiles

A possibility through IFI and/or a new command -DIS WORKFILES to get an “asis” use list of all work pools (Sort , DGTT, Work etc.) This data is crucial for tuning the number, size and type of the work spaces that we all have. The output should be ...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review