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Db2 for z/OS

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enhance smf records for reporting secure connections

When just beginning to implement secure db2 ports (sometimes called encryption in-flight), it is helpful to report on the performance of queries that are secure vs queries that are non-secure. This can help us to fully tune our applications for th...
about 2 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

DECFLOAT support for COBOL and PLI with DCLGEN

When we run DCLGEN on an object with a DECFLOAT column, we get the following error: DSNE958I DCLGEN DOES NOT SUPPORT THE SQL DATA TYPE DECFLOAT (SQLTYPE 996) FOR THE PLI LANGUAGE DSNE905I EXECUTION COMPLETE, MEMBER ... ADDED The created DECLARE an...
about 2 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Future consideration

Full EXPLAIN support for all types of trigger

With Triggers you cannot use the REBIND option OWNER on a rebind. Why not? Not even for EXPLAIN(ONLY). We must get the ability, like with "normal" packages, to EXPLAIN into another set of EXPLAIN tables. Further, if you are using Advanced Triggers...
2 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Future consideration

Include SYSPACKSTMT.STMT_ID in GET DIAGNOSTICS data

The SQL Standard for GET DIAGNOSTICS includes details about the actual statement being diagnosed - COMMAND_ FUNCTION / _CODE and DYNAMIC_FUNCTION / _CODE. The Db2 implementation includes none of these. Making it, effectively, impossible to identif...
2 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Provide capability for SLB Utility to timeout when HSM does not respond to backup request.

Currently the SLB utility sits in a wait state until ackowledgement of the backup request is returned from HSM. During this time a lock SYS_PITR is is held that prevents any DFDSS activity by Db2. This can lead to Db2 thread failures and data inco...
2 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Future consideration

Removal of ephemeral port use for sysplex/dvipa monitoring from Db2 DDF

In addition to the ports configured in BSDS (INADDR_ANY), Db2 DDF opens an additional ephemeral TCPIP port. It binds to the DVIPA address and requests an ephemeral port be assigned, the number is randomly chosen from a pool by TCPIP.This feature i...
3 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Provide functionality to free inactive copies of native REST service packages

Native REST services in Db2 system have packages. There can also exist inactive copies (original and previous copies - COPYID 1 and 2) of these REST service packages - coming out of PLANMGMT. Problem: Current FREE SERVICE command implementation (c...
4 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

allow REPLACE function to accept empty string

The "source-string" for the REPLACE function currently cannot be an empty string, it throws an error. But I can't see any logical or functional difficulty in just applying the replace logic: the "search-string" is not found, therefore the source-s...
5 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Prevent SPT01 growth with new behaviour REBIND(EXTENDED) in Cod-Level M510

Before Codlevel M510, PHASEIN functionality was only used when the package was executing Since the implementation of Codlevel M510 (include PTF 73874 (APAR PH28693)), executing a REBIND with PLANMGMT(EXTENDED) will always store information in SYSP...
5 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

DIS UTIL could show also the Db2 Object involved

DISPLAY UTIL(*) is used daily, but it doesnt't show the Object involved/affected. This info is already in SYSUTILX so it seems to be possible to obtain it directly with the command Display. Currently, the DBA, Operator or Developer has to deal ...
5 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 4 Future consideration