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Db2 for z/OS

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DB2 message showing a trace was started

Today we have situations where people authorized to start DB2 traces sometimes issue START TRACE commands with little qualifications with lead to traces being collected for lots of DB2 threads which ends having impact on general performance of the...
6 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

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.
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Track SHRLEVEL info in Utilities history

In Db2 13 utility execution can be recorded in one or two utilities history tables. We are struggling to find all utility executions ran with SHRLEVEL NONE to tell the applications to change their parameters to avoid problems. It is very hard to f...
4 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Under review

Enhance display utility command

It would be useful to be able to determine if a utility (such as REORG) is safe to terminate w/o forcing a recovery. I'd like to see if it's using a shrlevel other than NONE.
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Under review


We faced situations in which LOAD SHRLEVEL NONE jobs abends with S04E and Reason Code 00C200EC during UTILINIT phase. When this abends occurs, LOAD was unable to DRAIN all the claimers, once it is SHRLEVEL NONE, before beggining LOAD data into tab...
6 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Provide Profile support for new KEY LABEL option

KEY LABEL will likely be implemented at the application area, which means that there could be hundreds/thousands of objects impacted. The current solution presented is: User objects - Set a key label using SQL interfaces (V12R1M502) • ALTER / CRE...
21 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

DB2 enhancement of global transaction processing

We have COBOL batch procedure started on z/OS that gets always abend for SQL error -911 . The Cobol Host program1 does DB2 SP in order to transfer control on MicroFocus COBOL on linux and then return on z/OS by doing another SP call where another ...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Rotate an archive-enabled PBR tablespace without causing a deadlock

When we try to rotate partitions of an archive-enabled PBR tablespace, Db2 requires us to disable archiving before the rotate then re-enable archiving after the rotate. However, when we re-enable archiving we cause a deadlock with CICS and the onl...
4 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

DB2 profiles - register START PROFILE and STOP PROFILE commands

Summary: Log all -START PROFILE and -STOP PROFILE commands in a DB2 table, ready to be used for queries onto the history tables. Details: When DB2 profiles are being enabled (SYSIBM.DSN_PROFILE_TABLE.PROFILE_ENABLED='Y'), the next -START PROFILE c...
4 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Under review

Include Packages For NSPs & Advanced Triggers In Rebind Phase-In Eligibility

Rebind Phase-In is a great enhancement. It would be even better if NSPs & Advanced Triggers were eligible for Rebind Phase-In. NSPs represent a large percentage of the packages we are currently executing -- in our biggest Production DSG NSPs c...
about 2 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review