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Db2 for z/OS

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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

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

EVENTID in DIS UTIL output

When running a utility in Db2 13 it is recorded in table SYSIBM.SYSUTILITIES with an EVENTID. If the utility execution stops, causes or has problems it would be of great help if we colud see the EVENTID in the output from command DIS UTIL. This wa...
4 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

For Dynamic Plan Stability, Only store the actual SQL statement in STMTTEXT column

While reviewing the SQL statements in SYSDYNQRY.STMTTEXT column, extra characters are added to the end of the SQL. This requires extra processing when comparing to the REAL SQL-text. In some cases, but not all, a compare like the following is need...
4 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

UTF8 conversion problem - EBCDIC

Message UTF-8 => After conversion in EBCDIC EBCDIC_STR('Hi, my name is Андрей (Andrei)'); => Hi, my name is \0410\043D\0434\0440\0435\0439 (Andrei) But for the character � (UTF-8 replacement character) the function returns the value X'3F' in...
4 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Increase messaging detail after STOP Db2 to provide shutdown status information.

As Db2 continues to allow more and more capacity in a single subsystem - larger bufferpools, more open datasets, etc - the time to shut down Db2 continues to increase. Operational staff has complained repeatedly that they cannot tell whether Db2 i...
4 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Change OBDRX2AC Tracking From OBD Level To TS Partition Level

Currently after an ALTER ADD COLUMN has been executed on a partitioned TS , all subsequent reorgs go through the compression cycle until all partitions have been reorged within the same modify recovery range. For very large TSs with many partition...
4 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Please develop a tool to real time monitor BB1RMID

Dear DB2 for Z developers, Our critical banking client got to know there is a severe storage leak issue reported on the DB2 V12. It's addressed on the APAR PH45580 already. Meanwhile, however, the client still wants us to develop a tool which coul...
5 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Alter PBG to PBR should be possible for tables with LOBs

The statement ALTER PARTITIONING TO PARTITION BY RANGE should be applicable for tables with LOB's. One of the main drivers for us to convert from PBG's to PBR's is that our LOB tablespaces are growing very large. As the base tables usually only co...
5 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Allow specification of IP Ranges or Subnets in Trusted Context definitions

We would like to use Trusted Context to restrict access from specific IP addresses but the current definition requires each IP address to be specified individually. This is cumbersome for our OpenShift infrastructure where it would be more appropr...
5 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review