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Db2 for z/OS

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New Authorization for SELECT all tables (DataSelect)

We use the DataAccess Auth to let Select. Insert, Update & Delete on all tables. But we'll appreciate also a new Auth for letting only Select on all tables. That's why we thought about the name DataSelect.
about 1 year ago in Db2 for z/OS 3 Not under 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...
26 days ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

RLF DSNRLMTxx table field RLFIP allow subnet wildcard

we have a need to restrict threads with RLF by specifying userid and source IP with a subnet wild card. the source ips change with each "logon". In order to restrict all possible ips under a given subnet, we would need to enter 255 X 255 ips. allo...
9 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

RUNSTATS with exception consideration

All DB2 customers use RUNSTATS. The RUNSTATS results are used by the DB2 optimizer to determine optimal access plans. In 99.999 percent of all cases this is not a problem. However, there are some objects (tablespaces / indices) for which a RUNSTAT...
11 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Not under consideration

Expand error message -532 and and output parent table name and child table name

Table1 has 4 level foreign key Table1 to Table2 --> FK_01 Table2 to Table3 -->FK_01, FK_02 Table3 to Table4-->FK_01, FK_02 Table4 to Table5 --> FK_01 If I delete row in Table1, I get the message: DSNT408I SQLCODE = -532, ERROR: THE REL...
over 1 year ago in Db2 for z/OS 5 Future consideration

issue DISPLAY BLOCKERS instead of DISPLAY CLAIMERS when DRAIN timeout

Currently when DRAIN fails during REORG, a DISPLAY CLAIMERS is issued. The draw back is there is no "age" information, so user does not know which thread is the blocker, because the claimer could also be waiter.
almost 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 3 Future consideration

Improvements in online DDL changes - DBD design

Our company uses DB2 zOS almost exclusively for dynamic SQL workloads. Our management expects that DB2 zOS also has high availability regarding DDL changes in this application szenario. If you intend to perform DDL changes in this environment duri...
over 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 9 Future consideration

Altering the default value of a global variable

Global Variables: A global variable can be created with a default value. Each session that uses it will then instantiate a version of that global variable, with the default value and any change in the value is limited in scope to its unit-of-work....
almost 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Create INDEX and SKPT lock. DDL and continuous availability.

Working in a banking 24x7 environment without any maintenance window our concurrency issues with DDL changes are increasing more and more everyday as our workload increases. There are some concurrency problems that we think it should value the eff...
about 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 4 Future consideration

Provide capability for SLB Utility to timeout when HSM does not respond to backup request.

Currently the SLB utility sits in a wait state until ackowledgement of the backup request is returned from HSM. During this time a lock SYS_PITR is is held that prevents any DFDSS activity by Db2. This can lead to Db2 thread failures and data inco...
4 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Future consideration