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Db2 for z/OS

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externalize stop command failure

objects remain in STOPP when stop fails with no indication that it failed. a manual start followed by a manual stop is required to cause the object to proceed to a stop state. it's unfortunate, that issuing a start is required since that will allo...
26 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

enhance smf records for reporting secure connections

When just beginning to implement secure db2 ports (sometimes called encryption in-flight), it is helpful to report on the performance of queries that are secure vs queries that are non-secure. This can help us to fully tune our applications for th...
3 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 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...
4 months 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
4 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Full EXPLAIN support for all types of trigger

With Triggers you cannot use the REBIND option OWNER on a rebind. Why not? Not even for EXPLAIN(ONLY). We must get the ability, like with "normal" packages, to EXPLAIN into another set of EXPLAIN tables. Further, if you are using Advanced Triggers...
3 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Future consideration

real append processing on insert for LOB when specifying append

Our customers send us many millions of documents every day, which we have to save in the form of LOBs very quickly and without interruption in DB2. For this we use the APPEND option to be able to process the inserts as quickly as possible. Unfortu...
4 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

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.
over 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 8 Future consideration

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

Use permanent database for DSNTRVFY rather than implicit database

Each time we run DSNTIJRV, the DSNTRVFY program creates the DSNTRVFY.VALIDATION_TABLE in an implicitly-created database, which the process then leaves hanging around with no objects in it. Both empty databases and implicitly-created databases viol...
17 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

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...
over 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 3 Future consideration