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Db2 for z/OS

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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

Issue command DISPLAY DB CLAIMERS on a LOAD SHRLEVEL NONE when DRAIN fails in UTILINIT phas

We faced situations in which LOAD SHRLEVEL NONE jobs abends with S04E and Reason Code 00C200EC during UTILINIT phase. When this abends occurs, LOAD was unable to DRAIN all the claimers, once it is SHRLEVEL NONE, before beggining LOAD data into tab...
6 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

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

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...
6 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 3 Not under consideration

Enhance Profile Monitors

We have just recently started making use of the Profile Monitor We are using it to identify threads connecting with outdated drivers. Would like to be able to have one entry to flag PRDID < JCC041* rather than enter a row for every version that...
6 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

QUERY_HASH strangeness

Hi! I am starting to use the new column in SYSPACKSTMT called QUERY_HASH and I have noticed that for different SQL Statement texts I am getting the same hash. I am aware that there is no guarantee of uniqueness but what worries me is that my SQL i...
6 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Future consideration

DB2 message showing a trace was started

Today we have situations where people authorized to start DB2 traces sometimes issue START TRACE commands with little qualifications with lead to traces being collected for lots of DB2 threads which ends having impact on general performance of the...
6 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Support of MVS SMF logstream for DB2 utility : DSN1SMFP

At this time IBM recommend to migrate SMF dataset to logstream to have better performances and usuability. We have done that but when we try to use DSN1SMFP DB2 utility to read DB2 SMF records we have and abend : IEC141I 013-A8 We think this tools...
7 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

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 ...
7 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...
7 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration