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Db2 for z/OS

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Externalize DDF Alias level statistics into SMF

Currently we do have SMF data for DB2 system level distributed workload but do not have DDF Alias level statistics with in SMF, only available adhoc option is to issue DIS DDF <alias> DETAIL to look at DDF alias level active dbats and connec...
29 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Extend Db2 Message monitoring IFCID 197 to include information about message tokens

Our shop is using ITM Situation management to heavily automate processing/notification for our customers and thus minimize the use of custom logic to be maintained (specific REXX programs etc.) . One feature that we leverage is the OMEGAMON for Db...
29 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Not under consideration

INTERPRET Function for Packed-decimal Data

We have some old tables with a CHAR column where we store a record formatted by a Cobol Program. It contains a mix of display data and packed-decimal data. To use that data we have to read it in a Cobol program and interpret it using a Cobol copyb...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

When DSNL077I tells us IN-USE DBAT is exceeding 85% of MAXDBAT then ALSO issue DISPLAY THREAD

DB2 has recently introduced message DSNL077I which tells us when IN-USE DBATS begin to exceed 85% of system parameter MAXDBAT. And the corresponding message of DSNL078I tells us when IN-USE DBATS falls below 75% of MAXDBAT https://www.ibm.com/docs...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

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.
3 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Db2: Recovery of Mainframe Db2 databases without applying changes.

When the DB2 is performing a recover it uses log and copy files, it may be some sitations where the log contains changes that we dont want to restore. For exemple we may have inserts made by an authorized program and also updates performed by an u...
3 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

LOAD Replace improvement for RI tables

We had a Db2 DDL change where a new table "b" was created with a RI constraint to a parent table "a" which was also modified (DROP/CREATE). Table "a" had several rows which were unloaded before the change and loaded back after the DDL changes (LOA...
3 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Create a new BiF to do a real TIMESTAMPDIFF

The current scalar function TIMESTAMPDIFF is great if the difference is not over one month, then it starts guessing at how many days are involved. If you want to know the number of seconds between two timestamps it gives variously bad degrees of e...
3 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Allow reset of all High Water Mark Statistics values

Currently some statistics HWM values are not reset while Db2 is active - e.g. Q3STCTHW. Consequently a transient event can hide a long term situation. This idea would allow those statistics to be re-set to zero - allowing performance management to...
3 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Not under consideration

Allow a join of a temporal table with an archive-enabled table.

Allowing us to join a temporal table with an archive-enabled table would allow us to take advantage of both features. As is we will have to choose one or the other.
4 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 4 Not under consideration