We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:
Post your ideas
Post ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,
Post an idea
Upvote ideas that matter most to you
Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea
Help IBM prioritize your ideas and requests
The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The product management team will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.
Receive notification on the decision
Some ideas can be implemented at IBM, while others may not fit within the development plans for the product. In either case, the team will let you know as soon as possible. In some cases, we may be able to find alternatives for ideas which cannot be implemented in a reasonable time.
When we try to use the DSNUTILB utility to LOAD data into a DB2 table with RESUME YES option, where we need to Load some set of records, which do have same Primary key values already existing in the Target table, then those records to be loaded ar...
Modify the message when Load utility encounter table not found.
Sometimes we unload many tables from source DB2 to another one. If some tables do not exist in the target DB2, the load utility will fail with RC=8.this error message is mixed with ordinary information and ends with "I" in a big jobout file. For e...
Reorging a TS with NPSIs, SORT NPSI = AUTO, getting IGD17272I VOLUME SELECTION HAS FAILED FOR INSUFFICIENT SPACE FOR which resulted in DSNU3341I 171 01:39:59.85 DSNURPCT - CANNOT ALLOCATE SORT DATASETS WITHIN 255 LIMIT , REORG should change to SORTNPSI = NO to prevent abend
Reorg TS with NPSIs and SORTNPSI or zparm REORG_PART_SORT_NPSI = AUTO. Reorg decides to run with SORTNPSI YES which sorts all keys for NPSIs. Job is having issues getting DASD resulting in numerous:01.39.58 J0916868 IGD17272I VOLUME SELECTION H...
Parameter on RECOVER utility to override UTILS_BLOCK_FOR_CDC
We want to be able to use the new DSNZPARM UTILS_BLOCK_FOR_CDC but are not comfortable doing it as it prevents us from performing recover of a table.We don't understand why UTILS_BLOCK_FOR_CDC applies to recover as there is no choice whether we wa...
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 c...
LOAD utility support for removable media / TAPE for WORKDDN, SYSUT1 and SORTOUT
"... The LOAD utility WORKDDN data sets, SYSUT1 and SORTOUT, are multi-use datasets. When a very large table is loaded, it is sometimes necessary to use a tape device for these datasets. The problem is if error or discard processing is invoked, th...
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 ...
Allow COPY with Templates to pick TAPE or DASD based on RTS
We are creating intraday Image Copy jobs that may contain a mix of small and large tables. We use Templates and Include/Exclude to determine which objects should go to TAPE and which should go to DASD. The threshold for what determines large or ...
Do not place IBM confidential, company confidential, or personal information into any field.