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Db2 for z/OS

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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.
3 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 4 Not under consideration

Reference to the BSDS for example the full image copies of the CATALOG and DIRECTORY DB2 tablespaces which are not in SYSCOPY

There are several (4 in DB2 v12) catalog and directory tablespaces for which the full image copies are not referenced in the SYSCOPY.Thus, during a DB2 cat/dir recovery (recovery exercise or other...) these FICs are searched directly in the DB2 lo...
7 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Stop package invalidation after ALTER MAXPARTITIONS

These days in an agile world we have to ALTER PBG spaces on-the-fly to raise the MAXPARTITIONS value. Sadly this ALTER, even though it is an immediate ALTER, sets all dependent packages to VALID = 'N' which is, of course, a disaster.
over 4 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 8 Not under consideration

Implicit Tablespaces for conversion of multi-table tablespaces to UTS PBG

When converting multi-table tablespaces to universal tablespaces with new command ALTER TABLESPACE MOVE TABLE you need to create a new tablespace for each table explicitely before you can use the command. It would be very nice if the ALTER TABLESP...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Not under consideration

Improved LATCH when index splitting

[Current Product & Version]-Db2 12 for z/OS-IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for DB2Performance Expert on z/OS v5.5-z/OS v2.3-WebSphere Application Server v9 for z/OS [Environment]Data sharing in three-way sysplex environment [Problem]Our customer is us...
7 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

DB2 Return Code Differentiate for Deadlock and Timeout via Subsys Normal Call Exit

DB2 presents IMS ( via Subsystem Normal Call Exit ) with the same return code (4) for: DB2 resource deadlocks DB2 resource unavailable conditions Example, lock timeouts on object locks, such as are taken by DB2 utilities and those caused b...
about 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 7 Not under consideration

temporary catalog table

Creating a temporary catalog table could be useful in various situations to restore certain numbers of rows to their original state. Using the example of SYSSEQUENCES, it could be possible to perform a row-based recovery in the event of an error w...
6 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

API to write dictionary to log

A number of our common customers run DB2 utilities from third party vendors and IBM replication solutions. They are requesting that our LOAD and REORG utilities write the old dictionary pages to the log for later retrieval by a replication product...
over 4 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 3 Not under consideration

Sorting large amounts of data sequentially

We executed a query where a large amount of data had to be sorted. The execution stopped with SQLCODE -904 (temp. storage exceeded). This query was executed with DEGREE 1. When we executed the same query with DEGREE ANY, the query was executed by ...
4 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

z/OSMF workflow artifacts for Db2 UPDATE and ACTIVATE process

IBM z/OSMF workflows are being improved to be used for Db2 installation and migration. It would be nice if we have also the artifacts for the other CLIST processes: UPDATE and ACTIVATE. The UPDATE process is what we use the most.
over 1 year ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Not under consideration