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Db2 for z/OS

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More options for PROFILE tables for canceling long runing threads

There isn't any way by db2 to Automatically cancel thread that runing more than x seconds or used more than x cpu. Please add these option and other cancel options to MONITOR THREADS. It is similar to DB24ZOS-I-635 There are many options that toda...
5 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Support INLINE xml column

Asking for INLINE LENGTH for XML column like LOB column. It will make more efficient the work for short XML's.
5 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

externalize stop command failure

objects remain in STOPP when stop fails with no indication that it failed. a manual start followed by a manual stop is required to cause the object to proceed to a stop state. it's unfortunate, that issuing a start is required since that will allo...
6 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 3 Not under consideration

Enhance Profile Monitors

We have just recently started making use of the Profile Monitor We are using it to identify threads connecting with outdated drivers. Would like to be able to have one entry to flag PRDID < JCC041* rather than enter a row for every version that...
6 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

FL505 REBIND phase-in for packages extended to include BIND Package ACTION(REPLACE)

Rebind phase-in is already useful. We have use cases typically for HOLD actions for 3rd party tools that tend to BIND Package ACTION(REPLACE) rather than REBIND existing packages. So we still have to find a quiet time, e.g. for QMF Binds Like the ...
6 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Not under consideration

Create Column mask for any data type

With the attention on protecting sensitive customer data in our industry being very high, having a simple way to mask data on any table in any environment is a powerful tool. If a data element such as SSN is stored as an unformatted numeric, curre...
6 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Set DB2 ZPARMs TSQTY and IXQTY to -1

Please would it be possible to set the DB2 for z/OS ZPARMs, TSQTY and IXQTY, to -1? Virtually all of our tablespaces and indexspaces are created with a PRIQTY and SECQTY of -1. It would be really useful to set the default values for TSQTY and IXQ...
7 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Not under consideration

Add support for PDS input files to PRESORT in LOAD

The Utilities Enhancement Tool (UET) provides support for the PRESORT keyword for LOAD. It will sort the input file and pass it to LOAD to perform the LOAD. It will accept the input file as being a PDS and perform a PRESORT. UET will be withdrawn ...
8 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Native UTF-8 Support in Db2 DSNxLI Interfaces

We have some issues with customer's name, as we don't have this special characters in our codepage. So we try to use UTF-8 on the mainframe (as the data is coming raw in as UTF-8). PL/I and COBOL newly supports native UTF-8: COBOL: PIC U, PL/I: UC...
9 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 7 Not under consideration

Allow us to use the profile tables to set the ACCUMACC zparm more granular

At the present time we have ACCUMACC set to 20. We have had to set this to 1 for problem determination purposes. In our active system it causes issues with our SMF jobs when we have done this for even a short time. We would like the ability to use...
9 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration