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Db2 for z/OS

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Enable customers running 24/7 to create unique indexes

Our Internet and Mobile applications are used 24/7 and we do not have any batch windows nor any maintenance windows. When creating new indexes on existing tables the a CREATE INDEX operation generates an unwanted outage when created with DEFER NO....
almost 6 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Future consideration

Db2 Unload from a Cursor

Enhance the Db2 UNLOAD utility to perform an unload from a declared cursor
about 4 years 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...
over 1 year ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Not under consideration

Prevent package invalidation after ALTER TABLE ROTATE

System: Production management databaseActor: Developers maintaining the databaseDescription: Our customer runs a 24/7 production management OLTP system with IMS V10 and DB2 V9 for z/OS on which its transaction rate gets as high as 10 trans/sec, an...
over 9 years 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...
about 1 year ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Allow specification of IP Ranges or Subnets in Trusted Context definitions

We would like to use Trusted Context to restrict access from specific IP addresses but the current definition requires each IP address to be specified individually. This is cumbersome for our OpenShift infrastructure where it would be more appropr...
5 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

DSN1COPY support for XML data in all cases

DSN1COPY does not currently supports XML table restore on another DB2 subsystem or in the case of a dropped XML tablespace. This lack can be easily bypassed by an UNLOAD / RELOAD in the case of a copy to another DB2 subsystem. But in the event of ...
12 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Request for RUNSTATS SHRLEVEL REFERENCE with SAMPLE to update RTS TOTALROWS

Recovery to PIT or to current, and non-standard recovery methods such as DSN1COPY or DF/SMS dataset DUMP/RESTORE from flashcopy backups can leave TOTALROWS set to 0, NULL or invalid values. Trying to run something like a REBUILD index relies on TO...
over 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

real append processing on insert for LOB when specifying append

Our customers send us many millions of documents every day, which we have to save in the form of LOBs very quickly and without interruption in DB2. For this we use the APPEND option to be able to process the inserts as quickly as possible. Unfortu...
9 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