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Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS

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Allow for Multiple Columns on LOAD INTO TABLE WHEN Criteria

We recently converted from BMC to IBM Db2 utilities. It would be very useful if multiple column names could be specified on the WHEN criteria for the Db2 LOAD utility. This would also make the functionality similar to the WHEN criteria of REORG WI...
over 1 year ago in Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Automatically Perform a Display with Claimers when Utilities Cannot Perform a Drain on an Object

We recently migrated from BMC Utilities for Db2 to IBM Utilities. One feature that is sorely missed is that when the BMC Utilities would fail to drain because other processes had a claim on the object, BMC Utilities would perform a display with cl...
over 1 year ago in Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Load Utility: Extension of field selection criterion option by AND conditions

The Db2 for z/OS LOAD utility offers a field selection criterion for the INTO TABLE option via WHEN( ... = ...). Since increasingly complex data structures are used application developers want to specify more complex conditions for selection of to...
about 2 years ago in Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 1 Future consideration

Eliminate Reorgs failing with S513 & IEC146I 513-04 when reorging LOBs

The cause of the S513 error is due to the DB2 reorg utility trying to write two image copies in parallel (one for BASE and one for LOB) when a BASE UTS with LOB TS is being REORG’d and the specified template for image copy datasets has the STACK Y...
over 2 years ago in Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 3 Not under consideration

UTILITY CHECK DATA ENHANCEMENT

We would like to add feature to the CHECK UTILITY to support list of tabelspaces that are in CHECK-PENDING status to be checked. In a case we have some tables in CHECK-PENDING status and the tables have RI we need to know the connection between th...
almost 4 years ago in Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 2 Not under consideration

Idea For Limited Partition Locking for RI Related Objects

Lock just the partitions of related objects using a cascaded key structure when utilities are used to write to the database. Allows Db2 RI use to coexist with utility operation when it is impractical to lock all partitions of parents and children.
7 months ago in Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 3 Not under consideration

allow the ability to generate REPLACE instead of RESUME YES

Sometimes you want to unload/load with REPLACE instead of RESUME YES. Need the unload utility able to generate LOAD REPLACE.
over 1 year ago in Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 0 Not under consideration

Rearchitect the colgroup processing to be more granular using multiple sorts as opposed to a single sort or more intelligently avoid the colgroup sort altogether (when possible)

Looking at the job output you sent in, we can see that there are 18 colgroups specified. Based on the current design, we have a single sort for colgroup(s). There are 184310123 rows unloaded The no. of the rows passed to the single dstats s...
4 months ago in Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

REORG needs to be enhanced to separate processing for partitions having dictionaries and no dictionaries

Using LISTDEF there are 4 partitions selected to be reorged. Row length 2284 bytes KEEPDICTIONARY used PART 5 - CARDF 50M, dictionary PART 6 - CARDF 60M, dictionary PART 11 - CARDF 110M, dictionary PART 80 - CARDF 150,000, no dictionary Since PART...
7 months ago in Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 0 Future consideration

SYSPUNCH - be able to suppress NUMRECS

Certain processes use load cards created from unload utility using LIMIT 0. This creates NUMRECS 0 that needs to be removed prior to the LOAD.
over 1 year ago in Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 0 Not under consideration