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Db2 for z/OS

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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

Ability to work with page size other than 16K for xml tablespace

Today, xml table space must work with page size of 16K. We are asking the ability for all pagesizes, especially 32k to make the i/o more efficient.
6 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Support partition level for PENDING DEFINITION CHANGES after altering to PAGENUM RELATIVE

When altering a table/table space and the state is PENDING DEFINITION CHANGES, in the most of the times we have to reorg the entire object. It take a lot of time and a lot of disk space for the shadow. Of course we do it with SORTDATA NO RECLUSTER...
6 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Db2 z/OS real storage management (Case TS006310627)

After the observation of a significantly increase of the CPU consumption in our Db2-MSTR regions, we opened case TS006310627 at IBM since the reason was not evident. The result of the analysis with IBM showed up that probably APAR PH31684 caused t...
about 1 year ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

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.
7 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...
7 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 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

Allow the setting of a global option make LOAD jobs fail if a PRESORT cannot be performed

UET will be withdrawn from support next year and its use needs to be removed. To do this the newly provided support for the PRESORT keyword in the LOAD utility needs to be the same and consistent as the functionality that UET provided for PRESORT....
8 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

If ADMIN_UTL_SCHED is used for imagecopies it should put the triggering jobname/CorrID into SYSIBM.SYSCOPY

If ADMIN_UTL_SCHED is used do to image copies it writes the name of the wlm-addressspace to the jobname columne of SYSIBM.SYSCOPY. We like to see the name of the triggering job/CorrID there, because we need this information. An alternative would b...
10 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 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 ...
7 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review