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Db2 for z/OS

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FL505 REBIND phase-in for packages extended to include BIND Package ACTION(REPLACE)

Rebind phase-in is already useful. We have use cases typically for HOLD actions for 3rd party tools that tend to BIND Package ACTION(REPLACE) rather than REBIND existing packages. So we still have to find a quiet time, e.g. for QMF Binds Like the ...
5 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Not under consideration

Create Column mask for any data type

With the attention on protecting sensitive customer data in our industry being very high, having a simple way to mask data on any table in any environment is a powerful tool. If a data element such as SSN is stored as an unformatted numeric, curre...
5 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Error message improvement when failing to convert tablespace to UTS PBG

Recently we are converting our old segmented and simple tablespaces to UTS PBG. When converting one of these tablespaces we got an abend and a DUMP showing reason code 00C90101. We opended a case (TS009249828) and analyzing the DUMP DB2 lab conclu...
5 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Reduce latch content when we use nested SPs/UDFs

We faced a big problem with latch contention in our environment due to nested SPs and UDF in 3 levels, so it did not make sense for us, because of that we opened the IBM case to treat this issue.
5 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Allow DSMAX to be set by Db2 command

Our installation has repeatedly had trouble with Db2 shutting down in a timely fashion for IPLs. We have taken dumps and sent them to IBM and IBM has stated repeatedly that the delay in shutdown involves dataset close. We set DSMAX very high and h...
5 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Under review

Cross-Invalidation due to pcloset/p-lock negotiation avoidance

Problem Statement / Pain points : Whenever there is no R/W activity and PCLOSET threshold is reached, pagesets SWITCH OUT of GBP dependency and the pages in our Bufferpools are cross-invalidated . Thereafter when R/W starts again, pagesets SWITCH ...
6 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Set DB2 ZPARMs TSQTY and IXQTY to -1

Please would it be possible to set the DB2 for z/OS ZPARMs, TSQTY and IXQTY, to -1? Virtually all of our tablespaces and indexspaces are created with a PRIQTY and SECQTY of -1. It would be really useful to set the default values for TSQTY and IXQ...
6 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Not under consideration

DB2 z/OS - Message id - DSNJ110E - Additional alerts for active log monitoring and highlighted new message id when DB2 logging was suspended

We had a major incident due to suspended logging for one of the critical customer. One of the critical production DB2 subsystem logging was suspended , caused by stalled archive log offloading process due to insufficient storage space on archive...
6 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Provide an easy way to de-allocate the underlying Linear dataset when needed without dropping and recreating table spaces and index spaces.

Component: DDL? Data Definition Language? There are cases when a table has change its usage and may remain empty for a very long time or not use anymore but still required to be defined in Db2. In this case, it would be good to have a better way o...
6 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Expand the scope of TRANSFER OWNERSHIP DDL

The TRANSFER OWNERSHIP DDL should also be applied to stored procedures, triggers, functions, constraints, global variables, sequences, etc.
6 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review