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Db2 for z/OS

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ARCRETN separation for copy1 and 2

We control the archive log retention for our shop using the ARCRETN zparm which controls both logcopy1 and locopy2. We would like the ability to control these independently as we have application data requirements to retain data for longer periods...
over 4 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Parrallel offload (Archive logs)

DB2 offload logs in sequential mode. We offload logs directly to virtual tapes and sometimes when have problem with tapes DB2 holds many full active logs. It'll be great if DB2 can offload for example ten full active logs in parallel.
about 6 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Track Date last used/accessed for TABLE objects

As more people use EXPLAIN PLAN and BIND_EXPLAIN(ONLY), and EXPLAIN PACKAGE to collect explain data for managing rebinds and package changes, PLAN Tables proliferate. Some customers find the proliferation of explain tables to be problematic. We ne...
over 6 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Not under consideration

Add the SECTNO value to any IFCIDS currently containing STMTNO information, ideally the IFCIDS 53/58/59/60/61/64/65/66

Add the SECTNO (SYSPACKSTMT) value to any IFCIDS currently containing STMTNO information, ideally the IFCIDS 53/58/59/60/61/64/65/66, minimally the 53/58. Without this information it is difficult for Strobe to match up the SQL statement that is be...
about 9 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

I would like to force the use of the "DEFER" option on the creation of an index (using Zparm to make it optional).

We have DBAs that at times (accidently) run a "CREATE INDEX" and fail to include the "DEFER" option. This is rather easy to do because the reverse engineering tools fail to create syntax with the "DEFER" option. The creation of indexes can be very...
over 3 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Db2 To Provide A Way To Override Certain Implicit Table Space Parameters Default Values

TSYS has QMF applications running in 6 UAT and Production Db2 environments. There are approximately 2,600+ client users running QMF queries and procs for their applications in those Db2 environments. Many of the users are creating temporary tables...
almost 4 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

IFCID amendment to include SQL Text

Currently the ifcid 366 and 376 do not always supply the SQL text, but rely on the explain statement cache to supply it. This means SMF extracts rarely supply the SQL text required for these records.
over 4 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Future consideration

Enhance ALTER of STOGROUP

Would like additional flexibility to change storage options without taking outages. First situation, we had a special storage group defined with a specific STORCLAS that was used to isolate a specific subset of data. That isolation is no longer ne...
over 4 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Add and drop include columns to/from unique index as a pending change

To accomplish high availability for schema changes in a 24/7 environment, an addition of an Include Column to a unique index should be implemented as a pending change that is materialized by an online REORG. Dropping an include column from a uniqu...
over 7 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Remove active trace limit of 32

Today there is a limit of 32 active traces within a db2 member. But we have the need to start more..
almost 8 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Planned for future release