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Db2 for z/OS

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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...
2 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Stop package invalidation after ALTER MAXPARTITIONS

These days in an agile world we have to ALTER PBG spaces on-the-fly to raise the MAXPARTITIONS value. Sadly this ALTER, even though it is an immediate ALTER, sets all dependent packages to VALID = 'N' which is, of course, a disaster.
almost 3 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 8 Future consideration

Blocking Db2 connections to reduce the DSNL030I message flooding.

Often times, an invalid password or a revoked ID results in DSNL030I message. Some web based applications does not have error handling for this message and keeps on trying to connect to Db2 sometimes at a rate of hundreds per second. This flood of...
7 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 3 Planned for future release

Full package support for Restful services

A restful service contains one and only one SQL statement and is, simply put, a mini-static package. It was delivered with a couple of problems. Firstly, the only way to tell if this static package is a restful service is to look at the HOSTLANG c...
7 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Future consideration

API to write dictionary to log

A number of our common customers run DB2 utilities from third party vendors and IBM replication solutions. They are requesting that our LOAD and REORG utilities write the old dictionary pages to the log for later retrieval by a replication product...
almost 3 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 3 Future consideration

Repair DBD Utility wont abend with dump while trigger found on a none existing table

regular running check repair DBD on systems. repair dbd abends when a database was found with triggers pointing on tables objects that does not existist any longer.
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Modify DSNJU004 to print all information stored in a Db2 BSDS

Not everything that resides in a BSDS can be printed via this utility. However several items are stored in the BSDS that we need to go to several other places to get the information
7 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Reduce messages DSNI070I -FAST INDEX TRAVERSAL

The new Db2 v12 feature Fast Index Traversal advice at MSTR every 2 minutes about Memory used and indexes applied. This is quite uncomfortable when studing or trying to find something inside MSTR. Example: during 23 days, one Member of a Db2-Produ...
over 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Planned for future release

Add REMARKS column to SYSIBM.SYSDATABASE and COMMENT support for database object

We would like to ask you, to add the REMARKS column in SYSIBM.SYSDATABASE and support for COMMENT statement for databases. There is no possibility currently to store some form of a description for databases in DB2 catalog. In big sites where thous...
about 1 year ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Modify the DSNJU003 utility to allow it to define anything stored in the Db2 BSDS

When creating and new Db2 member, we must bring it all the way up before we can create the bufferpools, size them, and set the thresholds. We would like the ability to defined them prior to starting the Db2 member/subsystem. When creating an alias...
7 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review