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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 17, 2017

Make table active on iSeries without data loss

When the user changes the status of a table to active with Mark Table Capture Point in GUI, mark capture point in chcclp or System i command SETMIRSTS (*ACTV), a marker is posted to the journal and all unreplicated transactions between the end point of mirroring and the current time are lost for the table. Making the table active currently always set the internal status of the table to 2 (active pending) and the scraper does not replicate any transactions for the table until the marker in the journal is reached and the internal status is set to 3 (active)

Currently the only way to avoid data loss is to manually edit a metadata table. (On the Java platforms the dmsetbookmark command can be used to avoid data loss)

It is requested to enhance the SETMIRSTS command by adding another possible value to the STATUS parameter *RACT (meaning Resume Active). The internal metadata status flag for the table/member should be set as follows:
STATUS=*IDLE - set to 0 (parked) - current processing
STATUS=*RFSH - set to 1 (flagged for refresh) - current processing
STATUS=*ACTV - set to 2 (active pending) - current processing - where the user wants to skip transactions (e.g. during a CPYF into the table as part of a DDL change)
STATUS=*RACT - set to 3 ([resume] active ) - a new option for the status so that the journal scraper processes all transactions for the table after the mirroring end point irrespective of the marker previously left

  • Guest
    May 17, 2021

    [IBM Update]

    Hi,

    Thank you for filing this requirement and for your interest in keeping CDC a vital and successful technology. We depend on your continued interest and ideas to help ensure our products keep pace with market needs and industry standards.

    Although we do agree that your request is valid, after monitoring your request for more customer demand over the last few years and applying other relevant evaluation criteria, unfortunately we won't be able to accept your request at this time. However, if there is still an important business need, we encourage you to file a new idea accompanied with any additional information that could help us prioritize the requirement in the future.