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Db2 for z/OS

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If we use the CURRENT EXPLAIN MODE special register more widely, we have to create either a PLAN_TABLE and a DSN_STATEMENT_CACHE_TABLE or an ALIAS for each user. If we forget it, it doesn't work. So if there would be a default table for both, all ...
almost 9 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Removal of an unnecesary system crash due to must-complete or latch holding agent - RC 00F3040A

Today, there is an intentional system crash designed and exploited with an abend code 00F3040A when an agent abending in system is in so called must-complete state or is holding a latch. We have been running a case TS006198341 where our system cra...
about 1 year ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Preventing manual Stop/Start of a workfile after space issue

We had a space allocation failure in DSNDB07. After the storage failure has been relieved one of our batch job was crashing with reason 00D70011 as the DSNDB07 extend was flagged by DB2 WACTPUNAV bit as not usable. We finally had to manually Stop/...
over 1 year ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Planned for future release


Message for LOG MSTR of the command START DATABASE and STOP DATABASE.
over 1 year ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Begin / End COMMIT instrumentation for DRDA, CICS/IMS

Complex CICS/IMS or DRDA transactions (involving multiple programs with an implicit Commit at the end) are incorrectly presented on the Omegamon Accounting Report/Trace. By design the costs of the tough SYNC (COMMIT) operation are added to the las...
about 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Future consideration

DSNTIAUL should support input LRECL size of > 80 bytes and not ignore input beyond the first 72 bytes

It is sometimes easy to put SQL all on one record as long as the LRECL of that record is very large. It becomes difficult to parse that SQL so it is divided into 72 byte records. Currently, the IBM utilities have input files that can have a LRECL ...
almost 3 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

DSM Explain profile

Hello, Our idea is to use DSM so that users, authenticated in DSM with administrator profile, can do EXPLAIN without the need to have DB2 z/OS operation user credentials, as in the case of Data Collection Credentials. We have a generic user crea...
about 3 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Future consideration


Would like additional flexibility to change storage options without taking outages. First situation, we had a special storage group defined with a specific STORCLAS that was used to isolate a specific subset of data. That isolation is no longer ne...
about 4 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Enable create index during prime time

We are running 24/7 banking applications and are unable to create an index during peak times. One reason for this behaviour might be APAR PK74729 resulting in a timeout for the create index command when packages are active. But we also get conflic...
over 4 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

SQLCODE -180 (invalid date/time) - add identifier for hostvariable.

When it comes to SQLCODE -180 (invalid value for date/time/timestamp) due to wrong data in an input-hostvarible currently DB2 issues following SQLCODE: SELECT * FROM SYSIBM.SYSTABLES WHERE CREATEDTS = ? Hostvariable holds 'SCHUBIDU' DSNT408I SQLCO...
almost 5 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration