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Db2 for z/OS

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DB2 z/OS V11 NFM - 6-Byte LOG RBA Limit Reached for BASIC format objects

DB2 : Stand-aloneVer : V11 NFM We need a monitoring and alert mechanism in DB2 z/OS (V11), to display warning messages when there are DB2 objects still in BASIC format and the 6 byte log limit is about to be reached (even though the BSDS uses EXTE...
over 4 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Delivered

Request to add parameters - Control Unload Utility:Specify new "Register" Option by Db2 Subsystem(zparm)

In Db2 12, the UNLOAD utility have a new "REGISTER" option, with SHRLEVEL CHANGE/ISOLATION UR. The default is NO. The default behavior of UNLOAD utility with REGISTER option is to reads pages directly from disk only, UNLOAD might miss recent data ...
over 4 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Delivered

Native Stored Procedure debugging for SQLPL

Hello! This is RFE(request for Enhancement) to deploy IBM DSM for our environment. My company Ford requires to add "Native Stored Procedure" debugging for SQLPL, which is required as high priority to support out business. the second require...
over 3 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Delivered

Enable two-factor authentication (2FA) for Data Studio

Trying to implement Vanguard tokenless two factor authentication on IBM mainframe. When the userid and password are entered; Vanguard sends a RACF passticket via email or text message. The 8 byte passticket is entered in the 'New Password' field t...
almost 5 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Delivered

Read all SQL statements from dynamic statement cache

Storage areas in DB2 become bigger and bigger, so does the dynamic statement cache. When reading the DSC data with the IFI function READS (IFCID 316) the possibility to get an RC 00E60833 increases, when specifying a return area that is large enou...
over 6 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Delivered

REORG SYSTSCPY not operating correctly with SHRLEVEL CHANGE

When executing reorg shrlevel change against systscpy tablespace, it fails when there is any other utility in system, even stopped. According to explanation from IBm DB2 dev:We have discussed this with development again. It appears that this is mo...
almost 5 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Delivered

Add a new DB2 message to note that 85% of the MAXDBAT parm has been hit and when exceeded

We need the ability to know when we are approaching MAXDBAT threshold and when we have exceeded it in real time. Currently our monitoring product can tell us if there are DDF threads being queued in real time, but can not tell us if it is due to h...
over 5 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Delivered

DB2 V10 Change To EXPLAIN(ONLY) Binds/Rebinds

Change EXPLAIN(ONLY) Binds/Rebinds so that an exclusive lock is not taken on the package during the bind/rebind.
over 9 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Delivered

Officially support the ability to set which version of a REST service is the default one

Db2 REST services, with versioning enabled, sets the first service created via the BIND SERVICE command to be the default service. There is no official way to change which version of a service is the default one. It seems possible to set the defau...
over 3 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 8 Delivered

Provide better instrumentation for contention between DDL and statement cache

When attempting to execute DDL, it is very difficult to determine what the in-use is, and what in the cache is holding the resource. There needs to be better instrumentation to determine what is blocking successful DDL.
over 7 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Delivered